Battlefield Tours feature on BBC Newsround


Newsround 2016

In May 2016, we ran a special battlefield tour which was accompanied by reporter Martin Dougan and a film crew from BBC Newsround. During that tour, Martin and the crew worked with the students to record their experiences, thoughts and feelings as they visited the former Somme battlefields and other sites on the Western Front. These recordings will feature in a series of special daily broadcasts on Newsround in the week leading up to 1st July 2016.

Click here to watch the Battle of the Somme reports on BBC Newsround, or tune in to watch live on CBBC at 7.40am, 8.15am and 4.20pm every day from the 27th June to 1st July.

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Full details from the BBC below…

Newsround is marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a series of special reports, live broadcasts from the battlefields of Northern France, and a specially-commissioned animation of the story of a 12 year-old boy - the youngest British soldier to fight on the Somme, voiced by his 86 year-old son. The special reports include the story of Hearts Midlothian - the football team at the top of the Scottish league who went to war together; a focus on the Indian regiments; the forgotten heroes of WW1, as well as joining children as they make their own personal pilgrimages to pay tribute to local soldiers who risks their lives in the bloodiest battle of World War One. The programme will be broadcasting live from the Somme in the run up to 1 July and on the day itself at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

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