Airdate: The Somme with Tony Robinson
Actor and historian Tony Robinson examines the first day of one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
Actor and historian Tony Robinson, who has appeared on ABC and Foxtel, now appears on SBS in The Somme with Tony Robinson.
This special examines the first day of one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
The powerful and moving story of five men, all members of a unique volunteer army – the Sheffield City battalion – recounts the soldiers’ last days, leaving their homes and loved ones to go and serve along their friends and neighbours, completely unaware of what lay ahead of them.
Central to the story is Private Frank Meakin, who recorded his unique personal testimony of the war. Frank’s diary, which was smuggled back from the Front, reveals the intimate details and dramatic stories of one battalion – and one British city – in the words of one man.
7:30pm Wednesday August 3rd on SBS.