The Accrington Pals

GTP celebrated the 100th anniversary of The Great War with The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan and directed by Darren Hall. The initial enthusiasm for joining the war effort was waning so the Government came up with the idea of forming ‘Pals’ regiments comprising groups of young lads from their own communities. There was a huge surge in uptake of pals joining up. The downside was their widespread slaughter in France at the Somme and other battlefields by the incompetence of the British command.

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