Com­mem­o­rate Pass­chen­daele

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bit.ly/pass430 To mark 100 years since the Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele, the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion has com­mis­sioned a se­ries of thought-pro­vok­ing vir­tual-re­al­ity videos. Best viewed us­ing a Google Card­board head­set (which uses your mo­bile phone as a screen), these give you a 360-de­gree view of the re­al­i­ties of war, in­clud­ing the hor­rors of go­ing over the top. As you watch the grainy black-and-white archive film, in­ter­spersed with images, you can lis­ten to first-hand au­dio ac­counts and di­ary ex­cerpts. You can also view footage of the bat­tle on your com­puter if you don’t have a head­set.

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