100 years ago in COUNTRY LIFE
October 28, 1916
IN some ways the present war is being more imperfectly recorded than were the wars of the past, in other ways better… The film pictures tell their own tale. They have been taken on a very large scale during this war, and to future historians they will be of more value than they are to us, because on many a disputed point their evidence will be unimpeachable. Never in history has a war been so recorded… In some far distant age, when invention has been carried beyond any point imaginable by us today, perhaps writers will look back and talk in the same terms of the fighting of the twentieth century.