Somme 1916

Explore the story of the Somme through objects from the National Army Museum's collections.

The first months of the Somme campaign were fought by Lord Kitchener’s New Armies, recruited and trained in 1915. In the last bitter, bloody months these volunteers were joined by conscripts who had been given no choice.

This video illustrates the story of the Somme using objects from the National Army Museum's collections.

Download the accompanying resource pack, which contains further details about some of the images featured in the video.

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