Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart in 1940
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How Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's presence inspired his men

In a 1964 interview with the BBC Home Service In Our Time Programme, former soldier Mr L J Pitt recalls the experience of fighting under Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916.

He recalls how the mere presence of Carton de Wiart standing facing the enemy took away the fear he felt before going over the top.