Britain’s oldest veteran remembers the Somme…

With the commemoration of the first day of the Battle of the Somme coming up tomorrow, here is one of the most outstanding snippets of radio from the last few years. An interview with Britain’s oldest war veteran, Henry Allingham on the Today Programme two years ago. For a man of 108, he pulls no punches on the reality of war.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty