Dumfries showing for Somme film - 22 Nov

Published: 21 November 2016

The historic WW1 film The Battle of the Somme is being shown tonight (Tuesday 22) on the Dumfries campus.

  • Date: Tuesday 22 November (tonight!)
  • Time: 7pm, run time is 74 minutes, tea and coffee will follow
  • Venue: Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries Campus
  • Register here

The University of Glasgow's Great War team will be showing The Battle of the Somme, a film blending documentary and propaganda that was shot by official war cinematographers Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell in the trenches from 25 June–9 July 1916 and first shown to British audiences that August.

By October 1916 more than 20 million tickets had been sold across the UK. The re-mastered film and modern soundtrack (Laura Rossi, 2006) are provided by the Imperial War Museum. 

This is a free event and all are welcome, but please reserve your place online at: https://battleofsommefilm.eventbrite.co.uk.

First published: 21 November 2016