Among the most familiar moving images of World War One is that of an anxious British soldier in a trench, coming toward the camera, with a fallen comrade on his back, comes from this film and was used in print advertising for it, in line art form. See more »
In the "over the top" sequence one of the "dead" soldiers turns his head towards the camera and then shifts his leg into a more comfortable position showing that the scene was staged/re-enacted. See more »
This film is being presented in live screenings using local orchestras to perform Laura Rossi's music.
IWM CENTENARY SCREENING - November 18, 2016 - BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London 7:30 pm
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Gibbons
To mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and Somme100 FILM present this extraordinary and moving UNESCO-listed historical film, accompanied live by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Pre concert talk with composer Laura Rossi and IWM senior curator Dr. Toby Haggith
Starts - 7:30 pm
Address - Royal Festival Hall London
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