From Darlaston to the Somme
Amongst the three million men from the British Army who fought and died in the bloody Battle of the Somme some were from the South Staffs Regiment.
In this programme, well known author and community historian Professor Carl Chinn follows many of these men from the poverty-stricken homes of the Black Country towns such as Darlaston. He describes their progress through the battle and for some of them, how they died.
Keywords: First World War, Black Country, Darlaston, South Staffs, Battle of the Somme, Carl Chinn