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The Somme (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  14 November 2005 (UK)
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Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.

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Captin Charlie May
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Greenhalgh
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Sergeant Richard H Tawney
Ewan Stewart ...
Rawlinson
Nick Figgis ...
Burke
Andrew Turner ...
Dunscombe
Oliver Jones ...
Cyril Jose
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Andrews
Raymond Waring ...
Lance-Corporal Sidney McCoy
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Eversmann
Rupert Procter ...
Sergeant Major
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Franz Cassel
David Bertrand ...
Fraisse
Jean-David Beroard ...
Barberon
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Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.

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Die Schlacht an der Somme  »

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At least some of the rifles carried by the British soldiers in this production were Lee-Enfield No.4s, which didn't enter service until 1940. They should have been SMLEs, later known as the Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII. See more »

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Poetic!
12 July 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film was a fantastic modern portrayal of the Battle of the Somme. I've seen so many modern day accounts of it that just don't do the War justice. This film, however, is not only accurate in it's portrayal, but incredibly moving and poetic. The addition of real soldier's diaries and stories was the best part, giving the battle a human face to it that most films/documentaries seem to miss. I should know, I've seen just about all there is to see out there on the First World War.

While seeing it I thought of the movie "The Thin Red Line" for it was similar in it's simple beauty. For any World War One history buff, this is something you will not regret seeing.


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