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  • Short Summary

    British soldiers in trench warfare, including some genuine footage from the Battle of the Somme.

  • Description

    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)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2362.08
    Media URN:
    75914
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1916
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:53:00 / 01:30:11:00
    Canister:
    ON 252 C

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