A startling collection of previously unseen photographs featured in a new documentary provides a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One
Belfast man George Hackney was a keen amateur photographer in the innocent years before the outbreak of war, and when he was sent off to fight in 1915, he took his camera with him.
Unofficial photography was strictly illegal, but this means his snaps have a candid quality that capture the often mundane aspects of life in the trenches, as well as an almost unbearable sense of poignancy as many of these men never made it home.
Hackney himself lived into his late 80s, and his collection was donated to the Ulster Museum before his death in 1977.
However, the photographs sat in the archives unseen by the public, until a curator showed them to a filmmaker.
Two years later, a documentary to be broadcast on BBC One Northern Ireland on Monday - The Man Who Shot the Great War - brings the remarkable story of George Hackney and his photography to life.