Poignant video tells the story of The Somme

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A poignant video tells the story of the Battle of the Somme.

Produced by the Ministry of Defence, the two-minute film uses haunting black-and-white images to relate the terrible events of 100 years ago during the major offensive on the Western Front in the middle of the First World War.