The film the Battle of the Somme – Lancashire Archives

  • North West of England

  • 01 January 2017

  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • Free

This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and members of the First World War Centenary Partnership are working together to show the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme, to audiences across the world. Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the Somme many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film. One hundred years later, this unique film from IWM’s collection, is being shown at Lancashire Archives to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Image: ©IWM Q 079501 Event held at: Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane, Preston. PR1 2RE

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