Published on 1 Aug 2014 Sections ,

WWI on film: harsh realities on and off the battlefield

More than 700 hours of moving film footage from the great war has been newly released online for the first time, in a joint European project involving the UK’s Imperial War Museum.

Pictures courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

The footage, available on the Imperial War Museum website, has been released online for the first time.

Stories include that of Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker, two friends who bonded over a love of motorcycles and a determination to run their own hospital on the front line.

It forms part of a £40m revamp of the museum, with a new state-of-the-art gallery designed to tell the story of the great war for a wide audience.