Remember the Somme interactive app
Partnering with television historian Dan Snow, the Legion has created a free mobile and tablet app featuring more than 250 pieces of multimedia content which bring to life key moments from the Battle of the Somme.
Available from iTunes and Google Play from Monday 9 May, the app provides an insight into the events of the Battle of the Somme as they unfolded 100 years ago, and the experiences of the men who fought in it.
Called Remember the Somme with Dan Snow and The Royal British Legion, the app includes:
- first-hand audio accounts from the time
- diary excerpts from the frontline
- film and photo archives and
- animated battle maps which track the battle as it progressed.
"The app brings to life the experiences of soldiers in the trenches, explains the reasons for the battle and helps people explore its historical and political consequences in a new way"Dan Snow
The app has been developed by Ballista Media on behalf of The Royal British Legion and is presented by television historian Dan Snow
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY
The impact of the Battle of the Somme was felt by nearly every community across the UK, particularly as a result of the ‘Pals battalions’, who were groups of friends, team mates in sports clubs and colleagues, who joined together, fought together, and sadly often died together.
The Legion is encouraging members of communities throughout the country to hold their own Somme commemoration and has produced a free commemorative toolkit to assist. Order or download a Somme 100 toolkit for your commemorative event here.