Using film narratives to understand the topography of The Battle of The Somme July 1st 1916

About this project

Supported by HEIF funding and Erasmus, the aim is to bring history alive and to the classroom and museums to educate using film narratives and image to support traditional history texts and narrative forms.

Associate Professor Fiona Graham uses conversational interview methods to create a narrative to understand the physical locations of World War One, with unique access to French battlefields on the Battle of the Somme.

Supported by Erasmus, this film aims to educate by following a young British tourist in conversation with Colin Winn, battlefield historian and tunnelling expert.

Directed by Graham with camera operator Paul Ottey, the film creates a new perspective of the battle from specific locations from the first day of the battle in 1916.


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