Film Screening: The Battle of the Somme

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14:30 - 16:00
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
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Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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Free entry
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Not required

A special screening to mark one hundred years since one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Shot and screened in 1916, this UNESCO-listed film was the first feature length documentary about war. Upon release it was watched by around 20 million people, nearly half of Britain's population, hoping to see a loved one captured on film. A century later this unique footage, now in the care of Imperial War Museums, is being shown to audiences around the world with a specially commissioned orchestral soundtrack composed by Laura Rossi.