Hawtin's Tales: A Soldier's Life - No Heroes, No Cowards
Hawtin Mundy was a remarkable storyteller. Born in 1896, his memories inspired two books and a documentary play. Brad Bradstock devised a one-man show using Hawtin’s words that got a rave review at the Edinburgh Festival. Here he tells Hawtin’s memories as a solider in the First World War. In this final episode Hawtin’s memories of the second battle of Arras conclude with him being taken prisoner by the Germans. He then reflects on who were the heroes and who were the cowards in that war. Paul Clark’s song ‘No Heroes, No Cowards’, inspired by Hawtin’s words, ends the episode.