The Battle of the Somme has a particular place in British social history. The opening day of the campaign on the 1st. July 1916 is remembered as the worst day .
This is the story of the first day of the Somme Offensive - the worst single day in British military history. Produced in partnership with Osprey Publishing .
Documentary narrated by Leo Mckern to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Battle Of The Somme. Shown in 1976. This is a public domain video .