Film still from Our World War: The First Day. Image courtesy of the British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Our World War: The First Day. Image courtesy of the British Council New Zealand.

Our World War: The First Day

British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
  • Sun 17 Nov 2019
  • 4—5PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rated exempt
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Following a single company of riflemen and machine gunners as they fight the first battle of the war against a vast German army, a battle which delivers the first four Victoria Crosses of the war.

Two weeks after war is declared, the 4th Battalion of The Royal Fusiliers set up defences around the Belgian town of Mons. They expect to march beyond the town's bridges the next morning. Little do they know, however, the German army has already reached the other side of the canal.

UK, 2014, 58 min., Dir. Bruce Goodison

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