This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and the Craven and the First World War project are working together to show the UNESCO listed film “The Battle of the Somme,” to audiences in Skipton.
Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about the war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the Somme many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film.
One hundred years later, this unique film from IWM’s collection, is being shown to commemorate the the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Skipton Town Hall on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm.
The film lasts 70 minutes and is free to attend. To guarantee a seat, advance booking will be available through the Skipton Tourist Information Centre or in person on the night.
Full details on where and when here.