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The DVD "Battle of the Somme",
This review is from: Battle Of The Somme  [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD that has produced from a smartened-up original film shot on nitrate during WW1 I found to be of great interest . The informed commentary , by an expert in the history of the war , plays a critical role towards the understanding and appreciation of what the combatants endured during those times. Images are sharp for the most part , and the elements that were posed are clearly indicated .
Also , there is a lot of footage of artillery pieces in action : serving to graphically demonstrate the sort of fearfulness to which the front line troops of both sides were exposed in the trenches. I did not watch the added extra version with the musical score that was created for this silent film - not because I am not interested in it, but rather , because I found the documentary aspect more suited to the subject .