British General addresses soldiers before the Battle of the Somme in France during World War I
France Date:1916 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British Army at the Battle of Somme in France during World War 1. A Divisional General mounted on a horse addresses the Lancashire Fusiliers and Royal fusiliers and a Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment before the Battle of the Somme in France. British gunners firing 4.7 inch (120 mm) guns at very low elevation (almost point blank direct fire). As the guns fire, the recoil drives them back considerably on their heavy wheels, which are arrested by chocks.
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