BBC Wales is marking the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a season of programmes across TV, radio and online. The programmes with focus on the lives of those involved in the World War One, as well as its legacy.
The Battle of the Somme was a large scale offensive by British and French forces against German forces. Launched on 1 July 1916, the battle continued until 18 November 2016. It has gone down in history as the largest battle of the Western Front during World War One and is one of the bloodiest battles in history. There were well over one million casualties, with just one one million deaths in total. The battle was also notable for the first use of the tank.
BBC’s TV trailer can be viewed here and additional information on the season highlights can be found below and by following #BBCWalesWW1
Wales at the Somme: Gareth Thomas and the Battle of Mametz Wood
Monday, 4 July. BBC One Wales, 21:00
Monday, 4 July and Friday, 8 July. BBC One Wales, 19:30
The Forgotten Warriors of World War One
Tuesday, 5 July. BBC One Wales, 22:40
The Great Poem of World War One: In Parenthesis by David Jones
Saturday, 9 July. BBC Two Wales, 21:00
Visions of World War One
Monday, 11 July. BBC One Wales, 22:30
Welsh Women of World War One
Tuesday, 12 July. BBC One Wales, 22:40