Drama series focussing on the British build up to the battle of the Somme.
Links to: cemeteries on the Somme battlefield, the CWGC searchable database, information about the battle.
Official website for the UK national commemorative event to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
This Heritage Lottery funded website contains over 3,000 pages of information covering the work of civilians on the Home Front during the Great War in West Sussex, and the Royal Sussex Regiment’s involvement overseas during World War One. Including newspaper articles, original documents, images, leaflets, posters and case studies of servicemen, other people and topics. Free teaching resources are also available. The award winning book of the Great War West Sussex Project is available to buy from West Sussex Libraries.
Military Museum of Sussex
Website attempting to record a biography of every soldier who was an original member of the Southdown Battalions, of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
The Royal Sussex Living History Group is a small group dedicated to recreating the Royal Sussex Regiment as it would have been in the Victorian period and the Great War. Website contains an account of the Battle of the Boars Head, Richebourg 30th June 1916.
To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, we have produced these online lists of books about the Somme, all available to reserve from West Sussex Libraries.
Imperial War Museums (IWM) and organisations including West Sussex Libraries have been working together to show the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme, to audiences across the world.
Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the Somme many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film. One hundred years later, this unique film from IWM’s collection, is being shown to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
Music composed by Laura Rossi. Performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
More information about the First World War Centenary Partnership’s plans to commemorate the Battle of the Somme visit can be found on the First World War Centenary Website.