Television Programmes on Harry's Blog

The BBC on the Regional News Programme "East Midlands Today", really launched Harry's Blog to the media

Click here to link to it.

CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Centre visited Cornwall to prepare a broadcast on Harry's Blog. Interesting contrast with the BBC version.

Click to link to the CBC video

ABC News has published a very nice article, including comments from a range of contributors.

Click to Link to ABC News Article

ARD, the German Television Channel has made a lovely news item on the blog.

Click to link to Tagesthemen broadcast


Unknown said...

I thought you'd like to know that Adrienne Arsenault's piece has had considerable play having been on the CBC early evening news and late evening news on the main network and also on CBC Newsworld.

Raj said...

Just to let you know that I have posted your link in my blog. You may expect some Indian readers!

michelle hays said...

Beautiful story. You must be very proud.

Unknown said...

This is a very interesting series. Thank you for sharing these letters.

I also have a number of letters written by my grandfather to his sister. I wished I would have thought of this creative way to publish his letters. Most of them were written while in basic training in Camp Funston, Kansas and then a few letters from a training camp on Long Island. He then shipped over to France where he was wounded at the Argonne. His story is here.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I feel the CBC version tells your story much better - should almost be compulsory viewing for schools.

Anonymous said...

I was captivated by the CBC TV broadcast last night, and sat down at my computer immediately afterward.

What a wonderful project.

- G. Bryce,
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

Bobbi Dunham said...

This blog kept me up until 2 AM this morning. I couldn't stop reading all the entries. I heard about your blog on CBC last night and, well, that was that. Very well done. A fantastic idea. Be proud of yourself. I will be following along regularly to see if Harry will be alright.


Halifax, Nova Scotia

marylea said...

I've spent tonight catching up on your fascinating blog. It is wonderful to read Harry's letters, and to recognize the incredible selflessness which permeates his correspondence. I wish Kate would write him more often! It seems he is asking for her letters time and again. How important the letters from his brother and sister seem to him! One gathers that he has a clear perspective on the importance of family and connections. Thank you for your most interesting blog! The history and the personal nature are quite compelling. God bless you.

Unknown said...


I, too, heard about your story on the CBC and completely agreed with them that this is a fantastic way to preserve the history of the First World War from a first-hand account. I'm a high school student, and I think this blog will appeal to others my age and also serve as a valuable resource for History projects! I've commented about your blog on my website,

-Vaibhav Gupta
Toronto, Ontario

Michele said...

I saw your story on CBC news and immediately went to read all the letters and diaries that you have on this blog. What an amazing story! I find myself eager to read the next letter and find out what happens! I have posted your link on my blog and will be mentioning your site to my son's school. I think it's important that our children know what happened during WW1 and this is a wonderful way for them to do that. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

Anonymous said...

1. I served as a British regular officer in The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding), closely aligned geographically in Yorkshire to the Yorks & Lancs and West Yorks Regiments - all regrettably now disbanded by HM Government.
2. Both of my great uncles fought in WWI. One tragically fell with 50th Canadians at Passendaele in Nov 1917, shot in the head whilst stretcher bearing in no man's land. He died at Camieres mil field hosp x10 days later and was buried at Etaples military cemetary. The other a Lt, survived, despite standing on a German stick bomb.
3. I have walked the ground at Ypres and the Somme. Those who have not yet visited will be interested to know of the incredible cloying properties of the mud. One foot step = c.4-5 inches of thick mud 'glued' to the bottom of one's boots. Also, apart from the intense interlocking machine gun arcs; air burst shells and wire etc, the boys also faced the horrors of slipping into water-filled shell craters in full battle order and certain drowning.
4. This is a wonderful testament to Harry, his colleagues, the huge sacrifices made and stark lessons learned. I hope it helps to re-kindle the abject horrors of general war and re-ignite the absolute necessity for peoples never to forget and to keep political masters in check, globally.
5. I hope someone in the media following this can take the initiative to offer Mr Lamin immediate support to ensure his marvellous efforts are not swamped by very rapidly increasing global interest. Fortuna Virtutis Comes

Anonymous said...

Read about your blog today on Spiegel Online. Haven't had the time yet to look around more but wanted to take the time to thank your for all your work and effort!

It is a difficult topic and I am glad that you have so many interested readers here from all over the world. Thanks for sharing these private letters.

Sophia from Berlin, Germany.

URL of the Spiegel article:,1518,528449,00.html

Anonymous said...

I watched the program about this blog in ARD (Germany) last night and now I can't stop reading. Thank you very much for offering this present to the world.