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Kitchener's Great Army in the Battle of the Somme (1916)

The Battle of the Somme (original title)
Documentary (with some re-enacted footage) of the British army's participation in the Battle of the Somme in France during World War I.

Director:

Geoffrey Malins (as Geoffrey H. Malins)
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Credited cast:
Beauvoir De Lisle Beauvoir De Lisle ... Self (as General Beauvoir De Lisle)
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Documentary (with some re-enacted footage) of the British army's participation in the Battle of the Somme in France during World War I.

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10 REELS OF ACTION War in the Air, On Land and Sea (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Press, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 12 August 1916)

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Documentary | War

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Desert Storm: The War Begins (1991) See more »

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International screenings 2016-2017
13 November 2016 | by melbryanmboxSee all my reviews

This film is being presented in live screenings using local orchestras to perform Laura Rossi's music.

http://www.somme100film.com/performances/

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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Country:

UK

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

November 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitchener's Great Army in the Battle of the Somme See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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