Footage from the Battle of the Somme. The collection features German prisoners, French troops in action, British Tommies going over the top and the destruction of the landscape caused by the fighting. There is also a film of Queen Elizabeth II honouring Somme veterans on the 50th anniversary of the battle.
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Village of Deniecourt in ruins. France.
French gun battery on the Somme.
Munitions transport in France, near the Somme.
French soldiers march past Chateau Vaux in France, 1916.
German prisoners captured since start of the Battle of the Somme work on French land.
German prisoners surrender on the Somme front.
German prisoners who surrendered during the Battle of the Somme.
The most imposing picture yet taken of German prisoners captured on the Somme.
British soldiers in trench warfare, including some genuine footage from the Battle of the Somme.
French President Poincare visits St. Quentin, HQ of the Somme during WW1.
France's President Raymond Poincare visits troops on the Somme. France.
Huge shells lined up; with some workers walking between rows.
Tommies take over a section of the French line on the Somme.
French troops capture wooden guns on the Somme.
Queen honours Somme heroes & Memorial service in Thiepval.
Scenes from 1916 - From the Eastern, Western and Home fronts.
Footage of British soldiers in trenches in France.