Love Letters From The Front [Radio Ulster]

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0120160421

The love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric writes to Phyllis from the front line.

0220160422

Romance with Phyllis evolves as Eric battles jealousy as well as the enemy.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric battles jealousy as well as the enemy.

0320160425

From the trenches, Eric reminisces about one of their earlier dances, whilst under attack from the enemy.

Eric reminisces about one of the dances he and Phyllis had.

0420160426

Eric tells Phyllis of a near miss as the bombardment increases.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric experiences a near miss as the bombardment increases and has to choose a horse as his steed.

0520160427

Eric moves to a new dugout and tells Phyllis of life at the front.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric moves to a new dugout and paints a vivid picture for Phyllis of life at the front.

0620160428

The relationship between Phyllis and Eric deepens as troops receive gas masks.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The relationship between Phyllis and Eric deepens as troops receive new kit to protect them against a new enemy - the risk of a gas attack.

0620160428

The relationship between Phyllis and Eric deepens as troops receive gas masks.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The relationship between Phyllis and Eric deepens as troops receive new kit to protect them against a new enemy - the risk of a gas attack.

0720160429

Eric remembers his first encounter with Phyllis as death strikes his battalion.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Death strikes Eric's battalion as he remembers his first encounter with Phyllis.

0820160502

Romance hits the rocks as Eric and Phyllis exchange letters in a row.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The romance hits the rocks as Eric and Phyllis row by letter.

0920160503

The constant enemy bombardment becomes almost too much for Eric to bear.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The constant bombardment from the enemy becomes almost too much for Eric to bear.

1020160504

Only Eric's love for Phyllis makes the war bearable.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric's love for Phyllis is the only thing that allows him to endure the horror of war.

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Eric is plagued by doubts about whether, and why, Phyllis even likes him.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric is plagued by doubts about whether, and why, Phyllis even likes him, let alone is in love with him.

1220160506

It's Eric's birthday but, in spite of his love for Phyllis, Eric is at his lowest ebb.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. On his birthday and in spite of his love for Phyllis, Eric is at his lowest and loneliest ebb.

1220160506

It's Eric's birthday but, in spite of his love for Phyllis, Eric is at his lowest ebb.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. On his birthday and in spite of his love for Phyllis, Eric is at his lowest and loneliest ebb.

1320160509

Another near miss forces Eric to realise how close he is to death - and losing Phyllis.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric endures another near miss which makes him realise how close he came to death and losing Phyllis.

1420160510

Eric and Phyllis exchange views on marriage.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis exchange views by letter on what they think about marriage - 'I'm afraid I don't agree with you at all about the question of marriage'.

1520160511

Eric loses a friend on the centenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. On the centenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Eric loses a friend and shares his thoughts about war with Phyllis.

1520160511

Eric loses a friend on the centenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. On the centenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Eric loses a friend and shares his thoughts about war with Phyllis.

1620160512

Eric confides to Phyllis the horrors he has witnessed.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. As the casualties mount around him, Eric confides to Phyllis the horrors of war that he has personally witnessed.

1620160512

Eric confides to Phyllis the horrors he has witnessed.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. As the casualties mount around him, Eric confides to Phyllis the horrors of war that he has personally witnessed.

1720160513

Eric and Phyllis feel tension rising in their relationship.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis feel the stress of being apart - 'I can't make out why I have not heard from you for six days...'.

1720160513

Eric and Phyllis feel tension rising in their relationship.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis feel the stress of being apart - 'I can't make out why I have not heard from you for six days...'.

1820160516

Eric reacts to what he sees as cruel words from Phyllis.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Cruel words from Phyllis cause an outburst from Eric.

1820160516

Eric reacts to what he sees as cruel words from Phyllis.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Cruel words from Phyllis cause an outburst from Eric.

1920160517

Eric yearns for Phyllis as feelings of love return to their letters.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric yearns for Phyllis as feelings of love return to their letters.

1920160517

Eric yearns for Phyllis as feelings of love return to their letters.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric yearns for Phyllis as feelings of love return to their letters.

2020160518

Eric relives the drama of a suspected German gas attack.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric relives the drama of a suspected German gas attack.

2020160518

Eric relives the drama of a suspected German gas attack.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric relives the drama of a suspected German gas attack.

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Eric daydreams of taking Phyllis for a leisurely boat trip.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Surrounded by the grim reality of war, Eric daydreams from the trenches of taking Phyllis for a leisurely boat trip.

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Eric daydreams of taking Phyllis for a leisurely boat trip.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Surrounded by the grim reality of war, Eric daydreams from the trenches of taking Phyllis for a leisurely boat trip.

2220160520

Eric visits the graves of the fallen and wonders if his fate will be to die in action.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric visits the graves of the fallen and wonders will he share the same fate of dying in action.

2220160520

Eric visits the graves of the fallen and wonders if his fate will be to die in action.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric visits the graves of the fallen and wonders will he share the same fate of dying in action.

2320160523

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric is disappointed as he waits to receive a letter from Phyllis.

A disappointed Eric regrets the lack of a letter from Phyllis.

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A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric is disappointed as he waits to receive a letter from Phyllis.

A disappointed Eric regrets the lack of a letter from Phyllis.

2420160524

Eric and Phyllis contemplate their uncertain future.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis contemplate the uncertain future - 'God knows, there may never be one for me'.

2420160524

Eric and Phyllis contemplate their uncertain future.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis contemplate the uncertain future - 'God knows, there may never be one for me'.

2520160525

Eric and Phyllis share their deepest thoughts.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis share their deepest thoughts - 'Want you! Why, my love, it is all that is worth living for now. You and nothing else'.

2520160525

Eric and Phyllis share their deepest thoughts.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis share their deepest thoughts - 'Want you! Why, my love, it is all that is worth living for now. You and nothing else'.

2620160526

Eric tells Phyllis of his latest ordeal - being caught in a bomb blast.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric tells Phyllis of his narrow escape after a bomb explodes - 'I saw the brute burst and it was only 15ft away...'.

2620160526

Eric tells Phyllis of his latest ordeal - being caught in a bomb blast.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric tells Phyllis of his narrow escape after a bomb explodes - 'I saw the brute burst and it was only 15ft away...'.

2720160527

Eric and Phyllis speak of the power of their feelings.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis speak of the power of their feelings and the circumstances they find themselves in - 'My soul felt as though it had left my body and was very near to you and I loved you, adored you and, though I shame to say it, idolised you'.

2820160530

Eric tells Phyllis of the unrelenting German bombing.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric tells Phyllis of the unrelenting German bombing, causing ammunition to explode close by.

2820160530

Eric tells Phyllis of the unrelenting German bombing.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric tells Phyllis of the unrelenting German bombing, causing ammunition to explode close by.

2920160531

The joy of a possible chance to see Phyllis has Eric thinking of Liverpool and Athlone.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The joy of a possible visit home to Liverpool and Athlone sets Eric to thinking even more of Phyllis.

3020160601

Eric is devastated when all leave is suspended and his chance to see Phyllis disappears.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric feels devastated when all leave is suspended and his chance to see Phyllis in Athlone or Liverpool disappears.

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Trapped in the trenches, Eric reaches his lowest ebb.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Trapped in the trenches with no hope of seeing Phyllis, Eric reaches his lowest ebb so far.

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Eric and Phyllis try to keep their spirits up.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric and Phyllis try to keep up their spirits - 'Thank you my dear, dear, love for all your prayers - I do need them so much at present'.

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German heavy shelling inflicts casualties on Eric's battalion.

In this episode, German heavy shelling inflicts casualties on Eric's battalion.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. German heavy shelling inflicts casualties on Eric's battalion.

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In this episode, German heavy shelling inflicts casualties on Eric's battalion.

German heavy shelling inflicts casualties on Eric's battalion.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier, Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. German heavy shelling inflicts casualties on Eric's battalion.

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Eric confides to Phyllis that the harsh conditions are making him miserable and ill.

In this episode, Eric confides to Phyllis that the harsh conditions at the front are making him miserable and affecting his health.

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In this episode, Eric confides to Phyllis that the harsh conditions at the front are making him miserable and affecting his health.

Eric confides to Phyllis that the harsh conditions are making him miserable and ill.

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With the chance of home and even Phyllis in sight, Eric dreams of leaving war behind.

With the chance of being home and closer to Phyllis in sight, Eric dreams of leaving war behind.

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With the chance of home and even Phyllis in sight, Eric dreams of leaving war behind.

With the chance of being home and closer to Phyllis in sight, Eric dreams of leaving war behind.

3620160609

The thought of three and a half 'love days' ahead keep Eric's and Phyllis's spirits high.

The thought of three and a half 'love days' together give Eric and Phyllis the will to continue.

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The thought of three and a half 'love days' together give Eric and Phyllis the will to continue.

The thought of three and a half 'love days' ahead keep Eric's and Phyllis's spirits high.

3720160610

The bullets rain down as Eric and Phyllis consider their future.

3720160610

The bullets rain down as Eric and Phyllis consider their future.

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Eric and Phyllis discuss the strength of their feelings.

Eric and Phyllis discuss their feelings for each other - 'Turn back will I never do. It would break my heart if I lost your love now'.

3820160613

Eric and Phyllis discuss their feelings for each other - 'Turn back will I never do. It would break my heart if I lost your love now'.

Eric and Phyllis discuss the strength of their feelings.

3920160614

As the chance of leave gets tantalisingly close, Eric longs to see Phyllis again.

3920160614

As the chance of leave gets tantalisingly close, Eric longs to see Phyllis again.

4020160615

Eric and Phyllis share thoughts of a tender moment.

Eric and Phyllis share thoughts of a tender moment - 'I knew you did care a bit, so I came to you..'.

4020160615

Eric and Phyllis share thoughts of a tender moment.

Eric and Phyllis share thoughts of a tender moment - 'I knew you did care a bit, so I came to you..'.

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Eric is on his way to Dublin to see his darling Phyllis.

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Eric is on his way to Dublin to see his darling Phyllis.

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Eric and Phyllis meet.

Eric and Phyllis meet - 'What a dear, dear day that was. But it went so horribly quickly. I was worried that I didn't give you a last kiss...'.

4220160617

Eric and Phyllis meet.

Eric and Phyllis meet - 'What a dear, dear day that was. But it went so horribly quickly. I was worried that I didn't give you a last kiss...'.

4320160620

Eric and Phyllis relive the tender moments of their brief encounter.

Eric and Phyllis relive the tender moments of their brief encounter - "Do you remember saying, as I drew you close to me to kiss you a second time, 'Eric, don't'?".

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Eric and Phyllis relive the tender moments of their brief encounter.

Eric and Phyllis relive the tender moments of their brief encounter - "Do you remember saying, as I drew you close to me to kiss you a second time, 'Eric, don't'?".

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Eric remembers the precious time spent with Phyllis away from the trenches.

Eric remembers the precious time spent with Phyllis - his 'treasure' - away from the trenches.

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Eric remembers the precious time spent with Phyllis away from the trenches.

Eric remembers the precious time spent with Phyllis - his 'treasure' - away from the trenches.

4520160622

Eric asks Phyllis for her forgiveness.

Eric asks Phyllis for her forgiveness after kissing her in public and is stung by her harsh words expressing 'disgust'.

4520160622

Eric asks Phyllis for her forgiveness.

Eric asks Phyllis for her forgiveness after kissing her in public and is stung by her harsh words expressing 'disgust'.

4620160623

The reality of war resumes for Eric and Phyllis.

Back in the trenches, the reality of the conditions of war resumes - 'At present my hands are so cold that they hardly form the letters properly'.

4620160623

The reality of war resumes for Eric and Phyllis.

Back in the trenches, the reality of the conditions of war resumes - 'At present my hands are so cold that they hardly form the letters properly'.

4720160624

Eric dreams of spending a night at the opera with Phyllis, to escape the trenches.

To escape the horrors of war, Eric dreams of spending a night at the opera with Phyllis.

4720160624

To escape the horrors of war, Eric dreams of spending a night at the opera with Phyllis.

Eric dreams of spending a night at the opera with Phyllis, to escape the trenches.

4820160627

Eric is given alarming news of imminent action ahead.

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Eric is given alarming news of imminent action ahead.

4920160628

Eric wishes for an end to the war that is preventing him and Phyllis being together.

4920160628

Eric wishes for an end to the war that is preventing him and Phyllis being together.

5020160629

Eric begins to lose hope of meeting Phyllis again.

5020160629

Eric begins to lose hope of meeting Phyllis again.

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Eric discloses to Phyllis that he has been ordered to head into no man's land.

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Eric discloses to Phyllis that he has been ordered to head into no man's land.

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Eric and Phyllis are left reeling after a German patrol attacks and inflicts casualties.

Eric and Phyllis are left reeling after a German patrol attacks and inflicts large casualties.

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Eric and Phyllis are left reeling after a German patrol attacks and inflicts large casualties.

Eric and Phyllis are left reeling after a German patrol attacks and inflicts casualties.

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Eric recounts the aftermath of an attack to Phyllis.

Eric gives Phyllis an account of a bloody attack by German troops - 'We waited a while, then saw one figure, then two, three and four. They were the remainder of the patrol'.

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Eric recounts the aftermath of an attack to Phyllis.

Eric gives Phyllis an account of a bloody attack by German troops - 'We waited a while, then saw one figure, then two, three and four. They were the remainder of the patrol'.

5420160705

Eric begins to break down as the battle grinds on and his absence from Phyllis lengthens.

5420160705

Eric begins to break down as the battle grinds on and his absence from Phyllis lengthens.

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Phyllis makes Eric feel uneasy.

Phyllis unsettles Eric by saying he 'isn't at all a charming person'.

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Phyllis unsettles Eric by saying he 'isn't at all a charming person'.

Phyllis makes Eric feel uneasy.

5620160707

Eric is assigned to horse duties and takes the men on gun drill.

Eric is assigned to horse duties and takes the men on gun drill, shouting himself almost speechless in the process.

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Eric is assigned to horse duties and takes the men on gun drill.

Eric is assigned to horse duties and takes the men on gun drill, shouting himself almost speechless in the process.

5720160708

Eric and Phyllis reflect on an uncertain future.

Eric and Phyllis reflect on an uncertain future - 'Do you know that, low down in me, I have a horrible idea that it will go on for years and years?'.

5720160708

Eric and Phyllis reflect on an uncertain future.

Eric and Phyllis reflect on an uncertain future - 'Do you know that, low down in me, I have a horrible idea that it will go on for years and years?'.

5820160711

As battle continues, Eric adores a piece of paper kissed by Phyllis.

Amid unrelenting anti-aircraft fire, Eric reflects on the meaning of a piece of paper which Phyllis has kissed.

As battle continues, Eric adores a piece of paper kissed by Phyllis.

Amid unrelenting anti-aircraft fire, Eric reflects on the meaning of a piece of paper which Phyllis has kissed.

5920160712

Eric shares news of a devastated village with Phyllis.

Eric leaves the trenches and ventures into a nearby village, where he is appalled by the devastation wreaked by war.

5920160712

Eric shares news of a devastated village with Phyllis.

Eric leaves the trenches and ventures into a nearby village, where he is appalled by the devastation wreaked by war.

6020160713

Eric explains his place in the army to Phyllis.

'I have just been looking at the army list and I find that I am 122nd on it; that isn't much when there are about 2,000 second lieutenants'.

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'I have just been looking at the army list and I find that I am 122nd on it; that isn't much when there are about 2,000 second lieutenants'.

Eric explains his place in the army to Phyllis.

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Cold and harsh conditions on the front line begin to take their toll on Eric.

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Cold and harsh conditions on the front line begin to take their toll on Eric.

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Eric dreams of being reunited with Phyllis again in Athlone.

As another period of leave seems certain, Eric dreams of meeting Phyllis again in her home town of Athlone.

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Eric dreams of being reunited with Phyllis again in Athlone.

As another period of leave seems certain, Eric dreams of meeting Phyllis again in her home town of Athlone.

6320160718

Eric's hope of leave to see Phyllis is dashed. 'A message came in and what do you think it said? All leave is stopped.'.

Eric's hope of leave to see Phyllis is dashed.

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Eric's hope of leave to see Phyllis is dashed.

Eric's hope of leave to see Phyllis is dashed. 'A message came in and what do you think it said? All leave is stopped.'.

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The fighting becomes more ferocious as Eric and Phyllis reflect.

Eric recounts the latest action at the front - 'This place is never quiet now; even at nights there is someone firing'.

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The fighting becomes more ferocious as Eric and Phyllis reflect.

Eric recounts the latest action at the front - 'This place is never quiet now; even at nights there is someone firing'.

6520160720

Eric tells Phyllis of the trenches set alight.

Eric describes what it's like at the front, with the trenches set alight with shell bursts and rockets.

6520160720

Eric tells Phyllis of the trenches set alight.

Eric describes what it's like at the front, with the trenches set alight with shell bursts and rockets.

6620160721

Eric shares his regret about war and what it has meant for their love.

Eric shares his regret about war and what it's meant for their love - 'I used to think I was your knight and I was going to fight for you...'.

6620160721

Eric shares his regret about war and what it's meant for their love - 'I used to think I was your knight and I was going to fight for you...'.

Eric shares his regret about war and what it has meant for their love.

6720160722

Eric ventures through the ruins of a town as machine guns fire around him.

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Eric ventures through the ruins of a town as machine guns fire around him.

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'When will this cursed war ever end?', Eric pleads with Phyllis.

Eric is in sombre mood - 'Phyl, when will this cursed war ever end? Everything seems to be going wrong all at once'.

6820160725

'When will this cursed war ever end?', Eric pleads with Phyllis.

Eric is in sombre mood - 'Phyl, when will this cursed war ever end? Everything seems to be going wrong all at once'.

6920160726

Eric and Phyllis can't escape the grim reality of life in the trenches.

As the pelting rain makes life wretched, Eric and Phyllis realise they can't escape the grim reality of war.

6920160726

Eric and Phyllis can't escape the grim reality of life in the trenches.

As the pelting rain makes life wretched, Eric and Phyllis realise they can't escape the grim reality of war.

7020160727

Eric is candid about Phyllis's love for singing.

Eric is candid about Phyllis's love for singing - 'Phyl, I have told you before. I hate your singing, or rather your love for it, because it seems to be my rival.'.

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Eric is candid about Phyllis's love for singing.

Eric is candid about Phyllis's love for singing - 'Phyl, I have told you before. I hate your singing, or rather your love for it, because it seems to be my rival.'.

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Phyllis hears that Eric is in full view of the enemy line.

As shells burst all around, Eric explains what it's like to be in full view of the German lines.

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Phyllis hears that Eric is in full view of the enemy line.

As shells burst all around, Eric explains what it's like to be in full view of the German lines.

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Eric seeks reassurance from Phyllis.

Eric seeks reassurance from Phyllis as he asks: 'Will you be watching for me as the train comes past at the end of the garden?'.

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'I remember you saying in a very low, quiet voice, "Eric you mustn't". 'It was the first time you had ever called me by my name'.

Eric tells Phyllis: 'It was the first time you had ever called me by my name'.

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Eric loses his gun, telling Phyllis it was used to kill a German soldier.

Eric loses his gun behind German lines after it's used to kill German soldier.

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Eric loses his gun, telling Phyllis it was used to kill a German soldier.

Eric loses his gun behind German lines after it's used to kill German soldier.

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Eric expresses his fears to Phyllis that he might not survive.

Eric expresses his fears to Phyllis that he might not survive - 'At times I get the most horrible doubts and fears that something might happen to stop me'.

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Eric expresses his fears to Phyllis that he might not survive.

Eric expresses his fears to Phyllis that he might not survive - 'At times I get the most horrible doubts and fears that something might happen to stop me'.

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With a move towards the Dardanelles, Eric hears of the danger ahead.

Phyllis hears that Eric is moving towards the Dardanelles.

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With a move towards the Dardanelles, Eric hears of the danger ahead.

Phyllis hears that Eric is moving towards the Dardanelles.

7720160805

Eric tells Phyllis of his despair as his men plunder and steal from local towns.

Eric tells Phyllis of his despair as his men plunder and steal from local towns - including a precious crucifix.

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Eric tells Phyllis of his despair as his men plunder and steal from local towns.

Eric tells Phyllis of his despair as his men plunder and steal from local towns - including a precious crucifix.

7820160808

'I am still alive' - Eric sends a heartfelt message to Phyllis.

'I am going to write just a little to let you know I am still alive. Why am I such an unlucky bloke?' - Eric sends a heartfelt message to Phyllis.

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'I am still alive' - Eric sends a heartfelt message to Phyllis.

'I am going to write just a little to let you know I am still alive. Why am I such an unlucky bloke?' - Eric sends a heartfelt message to Phyllis.

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Eric is left heartbroken after leave to see Phyllis is cancelled.

Eric is left heartbroken after leave to see Phyllis is cancelled and he faces more wearying warfare.

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Phyllis hears how Eric's days drag on.

Phyllis hears how Eric's days drag on - 'The days seem to drag and drag and there seems to be no ending to this weary road. No house in sight where one could rest'.

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Weather conditions start to take their toll as Eric reveals to Phyllis that he has to walk through 12 miles of mud each day.

Eric reveals to Phyllis that he has to walk through 12 miles of mud each day.

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Weather conditions start to take their toll as Eric reveals to Phyllis that he has to walk through 12 miles of mud each day.

Eric reveals to Phyllis that he has to walk through 12 miles of mud each day.

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Eric asks Phyllis - 'Do you want your Englishman as he is you?'.

Eric asks Phyllis - 'Do you want your Englishman as he is you? It's just the awful "want, want" feeling which will never leave me.'.

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The Easter Rising in Dublin causes Eric to wonder about Phyllis's safety at home.

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The Easter Rising in Dublin causes Eric to wonder about Phyllis's safety at home.

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Eric tells Phyllis: 'Phyl, I am most terribly afraid something awful may have happened..'.

Eric tells Phyllis: 'Phyl, I am most terribly afraid something awful may have happened to you. Heaven knows what those brutes may be doing to you'.

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Eric tells Phyllis: 'Phyl, I am most terribly afraid something awful may have happened..'.

Eric tells Phyllis: 'Phyl, I am most terribly afraid something awful may have happened to you. Heaven knows what those brutes may be doing to you'.

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Eric realises that Phyllis has been cut off during the Easter Rising.

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Eric realises that Phyllis has been cut off during the Easter Rising.

8620160818

Eric is outraged by a letter he receives from Phyllis.

Eric is outraged by a letter he receives from Phyllis - 'How dare you say there is not much use in writing letters...'.

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Eric is outraged by a letter he receives from Phyllis.

Eric is outraged by a letter he receives from Phyllis - 'How dare you say there is not much use in writing letters...'.

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Eric laments his fears to Phyllis.

Eric enters hospital telling Phyllis: 'I am the most unlucky devil that ever walked this earth in many ways...'.

8720160819

Eric laments his fears to Phyllis.

Eric enters hospital telling Phyllis: 'I am the most unlucky devil that ever walked this earth in many ways...'.

8820160822

With Dublin in turmoil, Eric feels unable to take care of Phyllis.

The chaos caused by the Easter Rising leaves Eric fearing for Phyllis.

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Eric confides to Phyllis - 'It almost makes me want to get wounded so that I could be...'.

Eric confides to Phyllis - 'It almost makes me want to get wounded so that I could be with you for more than a few days'.

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Eric frets about the possibility of never seeing Phyllis again.

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Phyllis hears that Eric has had his fill of war.

Phyllis hears that Eric has had his fill of war - 'I've had my fill of this war, but at the same time, the beastly Hun has to be thoroughly licked'.

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Eric asks Phyllis to marry him. What will she say?

Eric asks Phyllis to marry him.

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Eric wonders how Phyllis will tell the world about their engagement.

Eric wonders how Phyllis will tell the world about their engagement - 'Why couldn't I have been with you when you have to tell the world that you're engaged?'.

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Even though he feels wretched and is sleeping rough, Eric is delighted to be engaged to Phyllis.

Despite the awful conditions of war, Eric is delighted to be engaged to Phyllis.

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'How much happiness seems to rest on that little word, "Yes"...', Eric tells Phyllis.

'How much happiness seems to rest on that little word, "Yes" and how much misery I would have gone through had it been, "No"', Eric tells Phyllis.

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Eric is left in darkness, with another move forward planned.

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'I had to fire about 15 times at machine guns'.

'I had to fire about 15 times at machine guns which were causing trouble all night. Then at about 12:30 a terrific bombardment started on our right'.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric recounts a moving moment - 'I took his hand...'.

'I took his hand - that poor hand, wasted away to skin and bone'.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric's mind wanders to thought of being reunited with Phyllis.

Eric's mind wanders to Athlone - and the thought of being with Phyllis again.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Phyllis learns that Eric is practically penniless.

Phyllis learns that Eric is practically penniless.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. As war rages, Eric struggles to find time to write.

Eric struggles to find time to write.

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Major new World War One drama series. Eric is despondent - 'I shall not be allowed to read or write. I really don't know how long I could go on like that'.

Eric is despondent - 'I shall not be allowed to read or write'.

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Eric is nearly blind and struggles to write.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric is nearly blind and struggles to write.

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Eric is nearly blind and struggles to write.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric is nearly blind and struggles to write.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric is haunted by the wailings of a shell-shocked soldier.

Eric is haunted by the wailings of a shell-shocked soldier.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric is haunted by the wailings of a shell-shocked soldier.

Eric is haunted by the wailings of a shell-shocked soldier.

10620160915

'What a funny thing it was that that you opened the book of the army list...'.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric tells Phyllis - 'What a funny thing it was that that you opened the book of the army list...'.

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'What a funny thing it was that that you opened the book of the army list...'.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric tells Phyllis - 'What a funny thing it was that that you opened the book of the army list...'.

10720160916

Major new WWI drama series. Eric speaks of the pain of losing a close friend - 'There are thousands, thousands more that will have to go before it's all over'.

Eric speaks of the pain of losing a close friend.

10720160916

Major new WWI drama series. Eric speaks of the pain of losing a close friend - 'There are thousands, thousands more that will have to go before it's all over'.

Eric speaks of the pain of losing a close friend.

10820160919

'The flies here are awful; there are millions and millions of them'.

Major new WWI drama series. Eric suffers from the non-stop flies - 'The flies here are awful; there are millions and millions of them. They persist in crawling over my head'.

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'I seem to be much, much further away from my lady now...'.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric tells Phyllis: 'I seem to be much, much further away from my lady now, and the letters are few and far between'.

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Eric reports that censorship might restrict his letters to Phyllis.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric reports that censorship might restrict his letters to Phyllis.

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Eric remembers: 'We made an awful row and had a dance!'.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric casts his mind back: 'There was a lovely drawing room with a piano in it. We made an awful row and had a dance'.

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Eric is caught in a bitter battle at the front.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. Eric is caught in a bitter battle at the front.

11320160926

'I don't quite know what I feel like today. We have just buried dear old Burrows.'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'I don't quite know what I feel like today. We have just buried dear old Burrows. He died last night about 5.50.'.

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'I don't quite know what I feel like today. We have just buried dear old Burrows.'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'I don't quite know what I feel like today. We have just buried dear old Burrows. He died last night about 5.50.'.

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It has been three months since Eric was with Phyllis. A photograph is his only company.

A major new WWI drama series. It has been three months since Eric was last with Phyllis. A photograph is his only company.

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It has been three months since Eric was with Phyllis. A photograph is his only company.

A major new WWI drama series. It has been three months since Eric was last with Phyllis. A photograph is his only company.

11520160928

'This ghastly din goes on and to top it all I haven't had a letter for eleven whole days.'

A major new WWI drama series. 'This ghastly din goes on, day in day out, and to top it all I haven't had a letter for eleven whole days.'.

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'This ghastly din goes on and to top it all I haven't had a letter for eleven whole days.'

A major new WWI drama series. 'This ghastly din goes on, day in day out, and to top it all I haven't had a letter for eleven whole days.'.

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Eric feels like a 'selfish brute' after writing a harsh letter.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric feels like a 'selfish brute' after writing a harsh letter, but still wants to 'drive the nasty little devil in you away'.

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Eric feels like a 'selfish brute' after writing a harsh letter.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric feels like a 'selfish brute' after writing a harsh letter, but still wants to 'drive the nasty little devil in you away'.

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Eric dreads the thought of going into action again, but it is not far off.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric dreads the thought of going into action again, but it is not far off.

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Eric dreads the thought of going into action again, but it is not far off.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric dreads the thought of going into action again, but it is not far off.

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'Oh! Lady mine, it's just awful: the dead are lying all over the place...'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'Oh! Lady mine, it's just awful: the dead are lying all over the place; it's simply a ghastly sight.'.

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Decomposed bodies surround Eric as he struggles to continue.

A major new WWI drama series. Decomposed bodies surround Eric as he struggles to continue.

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Decomposed bodies surround Eric as he struggles to continue.

A major new WWI drama series. Decomposed bodies surround Eric as he struggles to continue.

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'I am sending you a souvenir. It's the shoulder title of the greatcoat of a dead Boche..'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'I am sending you a souvenir. It's the shoulder title of the greatcoat of a dead Boche. I cut it off myself the other day.'.

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'I am sending you a souvenir. It's the shoulder title of the greatcoat of a dead Boche..'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'I am sending you a souvenir. It's the shoulder title of the greatcoat of a dead Boche. I cut it off myself the other day.'.

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Eric continues to be bombarded by shells and is nearly buried alive.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric continues to be bombarded by shells and is nearly buried alive.

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Eric continues to be bombarded by shells and is nearly buried alive.

A major new World War One drama series. Eric continues to be bombarded by shells and is nearly buried alive.

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The casualties mount up as Eric wonders when he will get home.

A major new WWI drama series. The casualties mount up as Eric wonders when he will get home - as his heart, 'thumps for the only lady in the world.'.

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The casualties mount up as Eric wonders when he will get home.

A major new WWI drama series. The casualties mount up as Eric wonders when he will get home - as his heart, 'thumps for the only lady in the world.'.

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The soldiers capture a German prisoner.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The soldiers capture a German prisoner.

12420161011

'My god! What a place.'.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. 'My god! What a place'.

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Eric is on the wagon trail as the terrible conditions continue.

WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric is on the wagon trail as the terrible conditions continue.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. Eric is on the wagon trail as the terrible conditions continue.

Eric is on the wagon trail as the terrible conditions continue.

12620161013

The conditions worsen as the wagons are stuck in the mud up to their axles.

A major new World War One drama series. The conditions worsen as the wagons are stuck in the mud up to their axles.

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The conditions worsen as the wagons are stuck in the mud up to their axles.

A major new World War One drama series. The conditions worsen as the wagons are stuck in the mud up to their axles.

12720161014

'Was wakened at 3.45am by a torrent of water on my shoulders and feet.'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'Was wakened at 3.45am by a torrent of water on my shoulders and feet. Oh! The devil, what a life this is'.

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'Was wakened at 3.45am by a torrent of water on my shoulders and feet.'.

A major new WWI drama series. 'Was wakened at 3.45am by a torrent of water on my shoulders and feet. Oh! The devil, what a life this is'.

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'You seem so dreadfully frightened for some reason...'.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric tries to reassure Phyllis - 'You seem so dreadfully frightened for some reason, but whatever it may be, I will come to you...'.

'You seem so dreadfully frightened for some reason...'.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric tries to reassure Phyllis - 'You seem so dreadfully frightened for some reason, but whatever it may be, I will come to you...'.

12920161018

Eric stands, glued to the spot, as a plane comes crashing towards him.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric stands glued to the spot as a plane comes crashing towards him.

12920161018

Eric stands, glued to the spot, as a plane comes crashing towards him.

A major new WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric stands glued to the spot as a plane comes crashing towards him.

13020161019

'It's nearly 19 months since I came out here. When will the nightmare end?'.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric seeks consolation in his distress - 'Oh, lady mine. Think. It's nearly 19 months since I came out here. When will the nightmare end?'.

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'It's nearly 19 months since I came out here. When will the nightmare end?'.

A major new WWI drama series. Eric seeks consolation in his distress - 'Oh, lady mine. Think. It's nearly 19 months since I came out here. When will the nightmare end?'.

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Eric ponders over the casualties of war and the mounting number of new graves.

A major WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric ponders over the casualties of war and the mounting number of new graves.

13120161020

Eric ponders over the casualties of war and the mounting number of new graves.

A major WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric ponders over the casualties of war and the mounting number of new graves.

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The German troops are moving towards Eric and his men - 200 yards and getting closer.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. German troops advance on Eric and his men.

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The German troops are moving towards Eric and his men - 200 yards and getting closer.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart Phyllis Kelly. German troops advance on Eric and his men.

13320161024

'I can feel the wonderful thrill of real love go through me.'.

WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. 'I can feel the wonderful thrill of real love go through me as I kiss your lips'.

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WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. 'I can feel the wonderful thrill of real love go through me as I kiss your lips'.

'I can feel the wonderful thrill of real love go through me.'.

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The dugout collapses and water destroys the trench.

A major WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The dugout collapses as water destroys the trench.

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The dugout collapses and water destroys the trench.

A major WWI drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby, and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The dugout collapses as water destroys the trench.

13520161026

Eric reflects on the plight of those fighting.

A major WWI drama series. 'Heavens. When I think of the poor infantry who have to stay for long hours... in absolute freezing cold.'.

13520161026

Eric reflects on the plight of those fighting.

A major WWI drama series. 'Heavens. When I think of the poor infantry who have to stay for long hours... in absolute freezing cold.'.

13620161027

Eric relives the horror of seeing a driver pinned under three horses.

Major WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric relives the horror of seeing the face of a driver trapped under three horses.

13620161027

Major WWI drama series telling the true love story of an English soldier and his Irish sweetheart. Eric relives the horror of seeing the face of a driver trapped under three horses.

Eric relives the horror of seeing a driver pinned under three horses.

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The final episode in the series.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The final episode in the series.

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The final episode in the series.

A major new World War One drama series telling the true love story of English soldier Eric Appleby and his Irish sweetheart, Phyllis Kelly. The final episode in the series.