This year is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme- one of bloodiest conflicts of the First World War and subject of the world’s first full-length war documentary, filmed in 1916. In the first three months of its release the film was seen by around 20 million people in Britain and Ireland, informing and challenging the public with its images of warfare and changing the way both cinema and film was perceived. You can view this video on YouTube – https://youtu.be/UhHdZLioRZg OR contact Jennifer McKay –Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org who can arrange for a copy of the original DVD to be sent to your school.
In the Glow TV event you can discuss the film with Dr Haggith of the Imperial War Museum and ask him questions about the battle and find out lots of additional information. This will help pupils prepare for Letters Home, this year’s competition run by Poppyscotland, which asks pupils to write a letter home as if from the trenches of The Somme.
Free-use images can be found at The Battle of the Somme
Register now to take part live – Battle of the Somme
If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.