Was Charlie the mystery Somme hero?
Daily Mirror|November 27, 2021
Historians find best clue as to identity of man in film of battle
NATASHA WYNARCZYK

THE mystery of the unknown soldier from war film The Battle of the Somme is one that has captivated historians for decades.

The striking image from the first day of fighting shows a man carrying a casualty through no-man's-land.

Matt Lee, head of film at the Imperial War Museum, has spent much of his 21-year career trying to figure out who the hero was.

During this time Matt has had 120 people contact him believing the soldier to be one of their relatives.

Now, a breakthrough has meant that Matt is closer than ever to naming the First World War hero.

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