Bbc Somme

BBC - Somme Journey (2002)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 7, 2016
BBC - Somme Journey (2002)

BBC - Somme Journey (2002)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1463 Kbps | 41mn 12s | 470 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

David Ervine of the Progressive Unionist Party and Sinn Fein's Tom Hartley explore the issue of war and memory as they walk across the World War I killing fields of Northern France and Flanders.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:23 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When George Butterworth joined the army in 1914, his most recent works included the song cycle Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' as well as the Rhapsody 'A Shropshire Lad', which he called 'an orchestral epilogue' to his settings of A. E. Housman's poems. The Rhapsody has since been described as 'one of the greatest of all English orchestral works' and when Butterworth left England to fight in the First World War, he was seen as one of the bright hopes of British music a hope that in August 1916 was extinguished in the trenches at the Somme.

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 13, 2016
BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1420 Kbps | 59mn 0s | 654 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men.

BBC - The Somme the First 24 Hours (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 30, 2016
BBC - The Somme the First 24 Hours (2016)

BBC - The Somme the First 24 Hours (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4000 Kbps | 42mn 2s | 1.23 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Somme – The First 24 Hours was made for the hundredth anniversary of the Somme. Tony Robinson tells the powerful and moving story of five men of one battalion as they enlist, train for and take part in the worst disaster in the history of the British army. With a secret diary kept by Private Frank Meakin,Tony Robinson recounts the tale of the Sheffield City battalion where just 47 of the 650 men in the battalion survived.The whole battalion was made up of men from the same street, the same workplace and who were killed disproportionately.

BBC - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 3, 2016
BBC - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016)

BBC - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3588 Kbps | 3x~58min | 4.41 GiB
Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Historian Peter Barton explores the events of the Battle of the Somme.

BBC - Heroes of the Somme (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 9, 2016
BBC - Heroes of the Somme (2016)

BBC - Heroes of the Somme (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3199 Kbps | 58mn 58s | 1.39 GiB
Audio: English AAC 161 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Heroes of the Somme uses original archive from the Western Front to uncover the stories of seven of the men whose remarkable bravery won them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prized military medal. The WWI Somme offensive lasted 141 days and involved 13 Allied nations fighting 14 separate battles. Day One of the battle, 1 July 1916, was the worst in British military history with 60,000 casualties. By the end of the offensive the total for both sides was a million. This extraordinary sacrifice was made for just six miles of empty farmland.

BBC - Wales at the Somme: The Battle of Mametz Wood (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 5, 2016
BBC - Wales at the Somme: The Battle of Mametz Wood (2016)

BBC - Wales at the Somme: The Battle of Mametz Wood (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1331 Kbps | 58mn 55s | 1.21 GB
Audio: English AAC 134 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas travels to France to unearth his great uncles' involvement in the Battle of the Somme. At Mametz Wood he joins an archaeological dig, which reveals new discoveries.

BBC - War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 4, 2016
BBC - War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014)

BBC - War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2480 Kbps | 01:29:10 | 1.67 GB
Audio: English AAC 140 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The 1916 Battle of the Somme remains the most famous battle of World War I, remembered for its bloodshed and its limited territorial gains. What is often overlooked, however, is the literary importance of the Somme: more writers and poets fought in it than in any other battle in history.

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 3, 2013
BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1550 Kbps | 59mn 0s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 654 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men. This documentary follows historian Peter Barton and a team of archaeologists as they become the first people in nearly a hundred years to enter this hidden, and still dangerous, labyrinth. Military mines were the original weapons of shock and awe - with nowhere to hide from a mine explosion, these huge explosive charges could destroy a heavily-fortified trench in an instant. In order to get under the German lines to plant their mines, British tunnellers had to play a terrifying game of subterranean cat and mouse - constantly listening out for enemy digging and trying to intercept the German tunnels without being detected. To lose this game probably meant death. As well uncovering the grim reality of this strange underground war, Peter discovers the story of the men who served here, including the tunnelling companies' special military units made up of ordinary civillian sewer workers and miners. He reveals their top secret mission that launched the Battle of the Somme's first day and discovers why British high command failed to capitalise on a crucial tactical advantage they had been given by the tunnellers.

Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at March 27, 2017
Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme

Paul Kendall, "Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme"
ISBN: 1510708626 | 2016 | EPUB | 456 pages | 6 MB