Sunken Lane, Beaumont Hamel

Geoffrey Mallins filmed members of the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in this sunken lane on the morning of 1st July 1916.  The private commemoration on the bank of the lane summarises what happened to the group of men we see in the image.  It is remarkable to sit on the south bank of the lane an reflect on their experience.

An Officer Training Corps Group were visiting the location and we spoke with some chaps dressed in the respective uniforms of the day, adding a dimension to the scenes.