With Heart and Hand: Additional Sources I

With Heart and Hand: Additional Sources I

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Dublin, Salisbury Plain





40min 12sec





black and white


Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)


Department for Communities, Imperial War Museum, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

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With Heart and Hand: Battle of the Somme, was a programme made by UTV in 1966 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. In creating the programme, additional archive sources were assembled, including a series of newsreels relating to the 1916 Easter Rising, which show the aftermath of the Rising in Dublin. Sackville Street, Liberty Hall, and the G.P.O have sustained considerable damage and the footage includes scenes of hayricks on fire in the countryside.

The source material also includes footage which appears to be from a drama-documentary entitled The Somme (1927), and a segment of the film is included in this reel. Directed by M.A. Wetherell and produced by Edward Gordon Craig (son of the actress Ellen Terry), The Somme dramatises aspects of the battle but does not dwell on the events of 1st of July. However, it does include some striking renenactments of trench warfare, re-enacted on Salisbury Plain, and boasts legendary cinematographer Freddie Young as Second Camer Operator.


A montage of newsreels appears within this material, and it appears to include material from the Pathé clips entitled Sackville Street in Flames, and The Daily Terror in Ireland, along with other sources from around the time.



The Somme (1927)

Dir. M.A. Wetherell; Prod, E.Gordon Craig; Second Camera Operator Freddie Young


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