The Group Photograph
Letter of Introduction
List of Officers
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I have a group photograph of the officers of the 8th Royal Berkshire Regiment
taken at their training camp on Salisbury Plain in July 1915. My aim when I started was to
explore who those officers were - where they had come from, what happened to
them, and what their families are doing now. So often wars are seen in
isolation from the rest of history - well, I want to put the First World War in
the context of the stories of these men and their families. One way that I have explored this is in the production of an Animated Film that shows all of their family trees growing over 136 years, mixed in with photos of their families and historical time markers, with contemporary music, and with the cycles of the moon and the seasons.
I'm always on the look-out for ideas, connections, and information. If you are interested, have any questions or suggestions, or can give me any leads, I'd love to hear from you. Please email me, Andrew Tatham.
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