Malins was responsible for the most notable documentary film of the First World War, The Battle of the Somme, the climax of which was the moving picture of a group of soldiers going 'over the top' on the morning of 1 July 1916.
The authenticity of this most famous of images has always been in doubt, and in the new introduction to How I Filmed The War Dr Nicholas Hiley assesses all the available evidence, including Malins's own testimony, and delivers judgement.
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