British soldiers in trench warfare, including some genuine footage from the Battle of the Somme.
British Tommies on the Somme.
The Somme, 1916.
Section from the documentary film "Battle of the Somme", released in UK cinemas 21 August 1916.
Staged material: General view of British soldiers in trench. They advance over the top. One man is shot and falls to the ground in the trench.
Staged material: General view of soldiers advancing over barbed wire; bodies lie about.
Genuine Somme battle footage: General view of battlefield with soldiers in trench or dugout. Men are seen running across the field. Some fall, wounded. (Note: Action is clearer in HD)