NavyShooter said:I heard a snippet about the troops in the ditch when they did some text recovery on history channel a few years ago - if I recall, that's the video of the 'sunken lane' and the Lancashire Fusiliers? The person doing the translation noted that there were two separate groups of troops - one of them being the LF's, the other being a trench-mortar group, and the TM troops were the ones joking about - the LF's were, obviously, somewhat more grim.
OK, found video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sb7urnjEaE
And here, starting at about minute 13 is the description:
And at minute 40:45 the lady does lip on the troops and what they're saying.
Navy Shooter, thanks for the youtube link to the Filming of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel and the Somme. I had never seen it before and really enjoyed the investigative aspects of the documentary. Very good use of the forensic lip reader to bring the words to life. I enjoyed that in the Peter Jackson film as well. Cheers.