The Man Who Shot The Great War

The Man Who Shot The Great War

The History Channel  |  December 18, 2015

During World War I hundreds of thousands of men from Britain and Ireland left their homes and travelled to the battlefields of northern France and Flanders, many of them never to return. But one man from Belfast, Northern Ireland did something exceptional when he set off for the Western Front. Lance Corporal George Hackney took his camera with him. Revealing for the first time what has been described as a photographic discovery of the century this documentary uncovers the remarkable story of the Belfast soldier who took his camera to war and how his wartime experiences fuelled an unlikely moral quest that was to change his life forever.

During World War I hundreds of thousands of men from Britain and Ireland left their homes and travelled to the battlefields of northern France and Flanders, many of them never to return. But one man from Belfast, Northern Ireland did something exceptional when he set off for the Western Front. Lance Corporal George Hackney took his camera with him. Revealing for the first time what has been described as a photographic discovery of the century this documentary uncovers the remarkable story of the Belfast soldier who took his camera to war and how his wartime experiences fuelled an unlikely moral quest that was to change his life forever.

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