TV tonight: Gary Lineker discovers his grandad’s wartime experiences

  • The Guardian - TV News
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Gary Lineker’s grandfather Stanley Abbs didn’t talk about his wartime experiences. On this trip to Italy, the footballer-turned-tv presenter gets an inkling as to why. Abbs was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps and must have seen terrible things. Lineker’s pride is obvious as he meets veterans, gets a crash course in battlefield medicine and explores the nickname “D-Day Dodgers”, which was sometimes disparagingly applied to soldiers in the Italian campaign. Phil Harrison
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