On the 1st of July 2016, a team from TheYorkshire Air Museum were present at the 100th anniversary of the start of The Battle of The Somme at the majestic Thiepval memorial on France. You can read about our project to transport the Museum’s AVRO 504 to the centenary on this blog post.
One year later, this short film reminds us of that emotional day and the events that unfolded across Europe more than 100 years ago.
The recording of The Last Post was captured on the fly as we came across some military musicians practicing the preceding day. There are a few background noises, but we feel that this audio, recorded live just a few metres away from the Thiepval Memorial, provides the perfect atmosphere.