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Battle of the Somme

  • Genres: History, Military & War


The Civil War was the first time people were able to see actual photographs of the horrors of war, and a little over 50 years later, World War I's images of death and destruction were captured with motion pictures (television would come into play 50 more years later, bringing the Vietnam War into people's living rooms). This documentary, created by Charles Urban, the official photographer for the British government, focused on one of the bloodiest battles of the war. For filmgoers, who were used to...more