Jonathan Ali is a BBC journalist by day for BBC Radio Manchester and has worked in the area for nearly two decades covering many nationally important stories. He also has a BA in modern history from Queen’s College Oxford where he specialised in seventeenth-century society and architecture. Since then, he has broadened his interests to the impact of the Great War in Lancashire and the effect on ordinary people and also has an interest in the effects of the Great War and its aftermath in modern day Iraq. He describes himself as a product of war, as without it, his Muslim grandfather would not have met his Assyrian Catholic grandmother on military service in Northern Iraq.
Our Boys: the Great War in a Lancashire village, Landy (2007)