A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.
It is a place 8ft wide, 600 miles long, man-made and God-forsaken.
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Writer-director William Boyd
has strong family connections to World War I. His great uncle was wounded in the Somme, as was his grandfather at Paschendale. See more
When Eddie looks out the loophole, no mans land is a clear green field. When the Winter and Beckwith do the raid, Beckwith claims there is a a ton of wire left. During the final attack, there is no wire. Also, due to the weeks of bombing it is likely that the ground would be a bit rough and muddy. See more
In the high summer of 1916, in Northern France, the British Army prepared for the biggest offensive of the First World War. As hundreds of thousands of troops massed in the rear, waiting for the order to attack, a reduced force was put in place to hold the front line trenches.