Archive Film 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment
Going Forward To The Front Line




Men of the 2nd Hampshire Regiment, 88th Brigade,
going forward to the front line in June 1916 for the attack on The Somme.

A battalion in column of fours marching towards and then away from the camera: men smile and wave; two with Lewis guns.
The men are in fighting order, note the tin triangles on their packs as an attempt for observers behind the front to tell where this regiment was during the confusion of battle. At the end of the column some men are carrying rolled-up stretchers.

'This item is from The Great War Archive, University of Oxford
(www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa); [Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive]'.

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