Actual WWI Film footage of the Battle of the Somme. July-November 1916


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  • Michael

    My Great Uncle was killed at the Somme and is buried in an unmarked grave, possibly his remains are those of the Unknown Warrior in the National War Memorial as the body disinterred and bought to Wellington was a soldier killed in the Somme.

    Lest We Forget.

    • conwaycaptain

      The Unknown Soldier was taken from a Marked Grave of a Soldier known only to God.

  • Neddie

    And yet Whale Oil keeps referring to the French as cheese eating surrender monkeys. You might need to read more Cam.

    • Muffin

      They have been in steady decline. Top of the world with napolian, first out in WW2

    • patrickstarr

      The battle was on French home soil, but the frogs lost the least amount of troops by over half!! (How does that work??)

      my grandfather fought at the somme in the 8th reinforcements

  • GregM

    Very moving. The piece of music from “requiem” was very appropriate.

  • conwaycaptain

    The only thing worse than a battle won is a battle lost. Wellington
    War is an extension of diplomacy. Von Clausewitz

  • hookerphil

    Spent a lot of time around the area and visited many sites and museums, my lasting thoughts is that the British Generals were in the main so bad that they were responsible for a great number of the unnecessary deaths. My step father was at this and other battles, from Scotland, born in 1899, just a laddie. Never ever talked about it, my biggest regret in life that I didn’t know how to.