Battle of the Somme film

A screening of the Battle of the Somme film will take place at the Nerve Centre on July 1. 

The Battle of the Somme is one of the most significant films in British cinema history and was seen by 20 million people upon its release on 21 August 1916 (which amounts to half the adult population).

This was the first time that real scenes of death and destruction on the battlefield had been seen in cinemas and the emotional impact on audiences was powerful.

The opening days of the battle were captured on film by two official cinematographers Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell. The Battle of the Somme is a black-and- white silent film in five parts, with sequences divided by intertitles summarising the contents.

The Imperial War Museum have made available a special centenary edition of the film on blu ray, accompanied by a contemporary orchestral soundtrack composed by Laura Rossi. 

Free entry. 


Event Details


Nerve Centre
7-8 Magazine Street
BT48 6HJ


Friday, July 1, 2016 - 19:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Free entry