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Unseen World War One photos uncovered in Ulster archives

A startling collection of previously unseen photographs has provided a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One.

Belfast man George Hackney, who was an amateur photographer in the years before the outbreak of war, took his camera with him when he was sent off to fight in 1915.

Although unofficial photography was strictly illegal, the camera he smuggled with him was quite small.

The photographs sat in the Ulster Musem archives until a filmmaker came across them by chance.

Andy Martin reports.

Watch The Man Who Shot the Great War on BBC One Northern Ireland: Monday 17 September at 21:00 and afterwards on the iPlayer.

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