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World War 1 Team

Meet: Tony Davies

Tony brings to life the journey and stories from a World War 1 soldier - on the front line, experiencing the worst of the war...

I first became interested in The First Word War when I was about 9 years old and I read a letter that had been written by a 17 year old lad to his sweetheart who was at that time a scullery maid. The lad had enlisted in the army in 1915 at the age of 16, despite being too young to do so and took part in some of the bloodiest battles of that war Ypres, the Somme offensive of 1916 and Passchendaele... That was his grandfather.

He has appeared on both The History and Yesterday Channels and appeared at numerous re-enactment events and spoke in a large number of schools. His library is bulging with books on WW1 and he is keen to impart the knowledge he has to both the young and the not so young.

 

Meet: John Overton

 

John has worked and taught in schools for more than 15 years in his former capacity as a police officer and training manager. A lecturer in public speaking, John has appeared on television (Schama's History of Britain) and in historical films in the U.K. and U.S. He has worked on a series about the American War of Independence for the History Channel (The Revolution) and a film based on the life of George Washington for Mount Vernon , Virginia , Washington 's ancestral home. He has appeared as George Washington for Lloyds-TSB headquarters in London.

Meet: Holly Kenyon