Sunday, March 29, 2009

bomb ’em all

'I’m going to bomb ’em all and then b****r off’: Lipreader helps Tommies find their voice | Mail Online: "Their voices have not been heard since the First World War.

The soldiers in these photographs are all long dead – some meeting their fate only minutes after the pictures were taken. But now, thanks to a lipreader, we know what the Tommies were saying.

The stills are taken from a silent movie shot at the bloody Battle of the Somme in 1916, which on its opening day, July 1, alone claimed the lives of 20,000 British and Empire troops.

One wounded soldier swears. Another voices deep foreboding about an imminent attack. Others, away from the Front, smile and shout greetings to their mothers."


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