Our youngest son: Eric Heaton

George Bailey, ''Our youngest son': Eric Heaton, the Unrecognised Hero of Beaumont Hamel', Summer 2012

Frame-by-frame analysis of the iconic film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ and comparison with personal letters as well as official records enables identification of one of the casualties of 1 July 1916, shown in the film at the moment of his fatal wounding. This demonstrates how the visual and documentary record can be combined to commemorate the men who fought in the war.