The Holden family

A chaplain conducts a funeral service on the Western Front, c. 1916.

Silent film

This is an extract of film collection item F00050.

Questions for discussion

  1. How do you think the troops in this film might have been feeling? How do they appear at the end of the segment? Why do you think the funeral service was so brief?

  2. What does the title of this segment, “all honour to the glorious dead, they have given their lives for the Empire that it may live,” suggest about the purpose and audience of this film?