Richard Bellis

Sabaton reveal their new album title and artwork

Sabaton reveal their new album title and artwork

The Swedish metal band Sabaton, well known for their songs about historical events, battles and people, have announced the title and artwork for their latest album. The album is entitled The Great War and will feature songs dedicated to the period of time from 1914-18.   View this post on Instagram   THIS IS THE GREAT […]

 Richard Bellis

Review: War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

Review: War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

The National Theatre’s production of War Horse returned to Sunderland as part of its UK tour. The play is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. The story follows Albert, a young farm boy and his horse, Joey, through the Great War from 1914-1918. Starting in in 1912 with an auction, […]

 Richard Bellis

They Shall Not Grow Old: a review

They Shall Not Grow Old: a review

They Shall Not Grow Old is a new First World War documentary, compiling archive footage to create a feature film about those who fought in the war. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film took 4 years to make (coincidentally, the length of the war) and is a tribute to the soldiers themselves, filmed and told […]