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The British Army and the British Soldier


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A series of 12 programmes presented by Rene Cutforth
2: Over the Hills and Far Away This second programme tells the story of the redcoats from Charles II's day to their triumphant reappearance in Europe, culminating with Marlborough's great victory over the French at Blenheim in 1704. The regiments are mobs of undisciplined boys; the officers are ignorant, negligent and useless. The cavalry are without cloaks, boots and belts, and almost the entire force want shoes (Ireland: 1690)
Seldom has the British soldier's fortune varied so dramatically as during those years.

Surely never was such a march carried on with more order and regularity and with less fatigue both to man and horse (March to the Danube: 1704) with Other parts: JOHN LE MESURIER, ARNOLD RIDLEY, JOHN LAURIE, PETER TUDDENHAM, SAM DASTOR, DAVID SINCLAIR, GODFREY KENTON, ALAN ROWE, MANNING WILSON, PETER PACEY and SEAN ARNOLD
Musical direction by CHARLES CHILTON
Ballad sung by RUTH TONGUE
Written and produced by ROBERT CRADOCK in association with the National Army Museum


Presented By: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham.
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: David Sinclair
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Alan Rowe
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Peter Pacey
Unknown: Chilton Ballad
Sung By: Ruth Tongue
Produced By: Robert Cradock
Wheeler: Gordon Gostelow
Marlborough: Noel Johnson

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