Today marks the start of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916. The Wade Center at Wheaton College took the occasion to post a link to a half-hour documentary released last year about J.R.R. Tolkien’s experiences in World War I.
The video was created by Elliander Pictures for a centenary exhibition at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, where Tolkien attended. The film makers are also former pupils of the school.