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#1 A Finemess

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:39 PM

They got dumped by an over enthusiastic colleague!

The Somme - documentary made in the 80s. Featured veterans who were still alive at that time.

The Tunnellers - C4 documentary voiced by Bernard Hill, about the clay kickers in Flanders and the Somme.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

They got dumped by an over enthusiastic colleague!

The Somme - documentary made in the 80s. Featured veterans who were still alive at that time.

The Tunnellers - C4 documentary voiced by Bernard Hill, about the clay kickers in Flanders and the Somme.


Bump!

Anyone? :(
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#3 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

I've got "Last Survivors of the Great War" on VHS. Produced by a company based in Ypres. Also got two(???) copies of Granada Learnings "The Somme 1916" on VHS.

Either of these of any use?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

I've got "Last Survivors of the Great War" on VHS. Produced by a company based in Ypres. Also got two(???) copies of Granada Learnings "The Somme 1916" on VHS.

Either of these of any use?


Thanks Dan. You know how it is when you are very familiar with the content of a prog, having seen it so many times in class? I'd have to see the actual progs. Will hang fire just now but thanks for the offer.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

'The Somme: From Defeat to Victory' (2006) is good. This BBC/Open University drama documentary was one of the first TV programmes to try to present the 'learning curve' interpretation of the British role in the First World War and to challenge the popular idea that there was no development of fighting methods and tactics. I have a commercially available DVD version; it is also on Youtube.
The TV programme from the 1980s you refer to might well have been 'Lions led by Donkeys', a Channel 4 documentary made for the 70th anniverary of the Somme in 1986. It featured, amongst others, Charles Carrington (aka 'Charles Edmonds') author of one of the best junior officer accounts of the war. Alas it has also gone to VHS Valhalla but I still have an excellent Channel 4 documentary from the 'Hindsight' series on the making of the documentary film 'The Battle of the Somme', which is still (just about) holding body and soul together.

Edited by Mark H., 13 April 2012 - 07:22 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Without wishing to sound stupid but.... I can't think of many coaches that have video players in them. Most have swapped over to DVDs and so it's likely VHS will be pointless in which case this one is great http://shop.channel4...cid=23&pid=1631
Alternatively download a few from isohunt and rip them to DVD.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

Without wishing to sound stupid but.... I can't think of many coaches that have video players in them. Most have swapped over to DVDs and so it's likely VHS will be pointless in which case this one is great http://shop.channel4...cid=23&pid=1631
Alternatively download a few from isohunt and rip them to DVD.


My tech guy can transfer vids to digital / DVD no problem and has already done this for most of my dept collection. Unfortunately we abandoned curriculum teaching of WW1 10 years ago when we changed from Standard Grade to Intermediate courses so these vids were not included. More's the pity.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

[quote name='Mark H.' timestamp='1334301364' post='101498']

The TV programme from the 1980s you refer to might well have been 'Lions led by Donkeys', a Channel 4 documentary made for the 70th anniverary of the Somme in 1986. It featured, amongst others, Charles Carrington (aka 'Charles Edmonds') author of one of the best junior officer accounts of the war [quote name='Mark H.' timestamp='1334301364' post='101498']

The very one Mark.

Edited by A Finemess, 13 April 2012 - 08:06 PM.

“All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out otheir dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”.(T.E. Lawrence)
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:46 PM

Bump! Anyone got one gathering dust in a cupboard?
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#10 Richard Fitzsimmons

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

Could you do with a prog narrated by Leo McKern [Rumpole of the Bailey fame] on the Somme ? If so I can get our tech guys to transfer to DVD for you. Also, I think I have a copy of the prog on the clay kickers - will check today.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

If you want a coach of weeping children after your visit show 'my boy Jack'!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:28 AM

'My Boy Jack' is discussed at length on an earlier thread. I found it moving, and David Haig was excellent as Kipling but it is very historically inaccurate in places and not altogether true to the actual story of John Kipling (as told for example in the book 'My Boy Jack' by Tonie and Valmai Holt) which I thought was a great pity.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:23 PM

Will take up your offer re the Clay Kickers prog thanks Richard.

The trip finished night before last and I'm only just recovering. As intense as ever but greatly enjoyed by the pupils who took part. I also got to sit in a replica of Georges Guynemer's fighter plane. And thereby hangs a tale ...
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