Allan Mallinson

A young soldier’s noble vision: creating the Western Front Way 

In 1915, Douglas Gillespie, aged 25, hoped that a tree-shaded ‘via sacra’ would one day mark the Western Front. Anthony Seldon helps to realise this a century later

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