The Battle of the Somme centenary magazine out 22nd June 2016
The Western Front and Battle of the Somme DVD and magazine collection marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. The 80 page magazine documents the whole of the First World War campaign from the begining of the War in 1914 with a particular emphasis on the events at the Somme. Original maps, campaign guides and eyewitness accounts bring the story to life.
Our magazine comes complete with 2 DVDs. The first documents the whole of WW1 with over 5 hours of documentary footage. Starting from Sarajevo and the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire the DVD takes you on a journey through major battles and events across the Western Front ending with peace in Europe and the Treaty of Versailles. Included is rare colourised footage of the Great War seen for the first time. The second DVD focuses entirely on the Battle of the Somme. It is a British propaganda film commissioned by Lloyd George. It was shot by 2 official cinematographers, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell. The film depicts the British Army’s preparation and the early stages of the battle.
For the first time a team of WW1 investigators try to do what no one has ever done – use forensic science to solve a hundred year old mystery trapped on film. On that day in 1916 men from the First Newfoundland Regiment went over the trenches and into history as they were virtually wiped out. This film gives the opportunity to the descendants of those brave men to march back in time to find out what they went through as this silent film, shot on the Somme, surrenders its secrets of what happened on that fateful day.
How to get this magazine and DVD collection
- Available from 22nd June 2016 in store at:
- WH Smith including WH Smith Travel
- All good independent newsagents