The Battle of the Somme was one of history’s bloodiest campaigns. Follow the course of events by examining authentic artefacts – including battle maps, telegrams and even pigeon-carried directives – as well as first-hand accounts by way of personal letters, drawings and diary entries. One hundred years on, remember the bloodshed on the banks of the River Somme in 1916. Featuring:
On the frontline - Uncover the reality of life for those who experienced the campaign’s relentless bloodshed.
Tactics explained - Understand the key events that informed military strategy at Verdun and the Somme.
Historical artefacts - View official reports, tactical maps and intimate accounts via personal documents.
Moving images - Witness the conditions endured at the battlefront through poignant photographs.