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The Battle of the Somme Film Screening – Wed 6 Jul 2016

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 to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Music composed by Laura Rossi and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Tickets are free and can be booked via our Eventbrite page here.

Click here for more information about the First World War Centenary Partnership’s plans to commemorate the Battle of the Somme, or click here for details on the current exhibition Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War at York Art Gallery.

Event details




Wednesday 6 July 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


TA Hall

Yorkshire Museum,
Museum Gardens
North Yorkshire

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