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Ep. 142 – The Battle of the Somme Film – Dr Toby Haggith


Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, Department of Second World War and Mid-20th Century Conflict, Imperial War Museum, talks about his research into the 1916 Battle of the Somme Film.

Ypres from above in 1919


The film footage shown below was taken after the end of the First World War and it gives an extraordinary view of the scale of the devastation and the shocking extent of the fighting across the Western Front in northern France and Belgium. It was filmed at the beginning of 1919 with French balloon pilot Jacques Trolley de Prévaux as he flew just…