About the Author
Born 24 March 1895, Edward G.D. Liveing enjoyed a colourful life as a soldier, author and commercial historian. Following the end of the Great War, Liveing took up position as an assistant to the military censor in Egypt, before assuming a role as editor of 'Discovery' in 1921 and later joining the BBC. Liveing enjoyed a celebrated career with the BBC, pioneering its development in the North Region and acting as the Regional Director until his resignation from the company in 1937. Geoffrey Malins was a distinguished cinematographer and cameraman, best known for his part in filming 'The Battle of the Somme', a British documentary and propaganda film which depicts the British Army in the preliminary stages and early days of the Somme.