Cawley Hall, Eye
Near Leominster, HR6 0DS
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2014 marks one hundred years since the outbreak of World War One: this war seems to have scarred us. Perhaps because it was a war of firsts: the first tank, the first war fought in the air and the war fought by civilians in uniform, killed on a scale we could not imagine.
This evening of rare archive film, not just the ‘wallpaper’ seen so often on television, will examine the war from the films that have survived. Film itself was a new invention and the pictures we have are sometimes shaky and faded but capture something of the madness of trench life and film used as propaganda. We will examine some of those war stories: all from a filmic point of view, including a fragment showing the Herefordshire Regiment itself in 1914.
This unique project is brought to you through a partnership with the Huntley Archives (www.huntleyarchives.com) and Flicks in the Sticks (www.artsalive.co.uk), with kind funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
For several months 8 volunteers have been looking at films in the Archive, many of which haven’t been seen for decades. They have been cataloguing these films and the best of those discovered will be used during the evening.
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