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Somme 100: The First Day

In Military History, Featured

We wanted to try something new for the centenary commemorations of the battle of the Somme, and so we reached out to the talented team at Epic History TV with the idea of a special video examining the first day of the conflict. Using Osprey books as a point of reference, they put together this incredible 15 minute video looking at the successes and failures of all British, French, German and Commonwealth forces on 1 July, 1916.

For more videos like this, including a series examining the First World War and a fascinating look at the history of Russia subscribe to Epic History TV on YouTube.

All the books used as reference for this video are available at 20% off with discount code SOMME100. Click here for more information.

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C-Bone posted on 2 Jul 2016 18:48:51
I visited the Somme in May 2015. So glad I got a chance to visit this hallowed ground.
Speaking of films, I find it strange that the film of the Battle of the Somme was actually released before the battle was over. Lyn Macdonald describes soldiers behind the lines watching the film, with the sounds of battle in the distance.

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