A film by Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton which combines music, animation and First World War history will be shown today at a military museum in Oxfordshire.

The War To End All Wars - The Movie will screen globally from November 4-19 in the two weeks surrounding Armistice Day.

The rock band is famous for epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with heavy metal music.

The 67-minute long animated musical film vividly tells the First World War tales from Sabaton’s most recent studio album The War To End All Wars.

It is being shown at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock along with 14 other UK museums and over 120 mainly military museums in 29 countries.

It is part of the band's History Rocks charity project which they developed to help museums across the world by boosting their visibility and introducing them to a new, untapped audience of heavy metal fans and history buffs.

Oxford Mail: Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Bassist and band manager Pär Sundström said: "We're looking forward to sharing The War To End All Wars - The Movie with our fans and everyone who values history, and can't wait to present it to the world and see what the reaction is.

"We hope that positive things come out of this and that museums benefit from this never been done before project."

London's RAF Museum will host two special Q&A sessions with bass player Pär Sundström and frontman Joakim Brodén alongside the screening on Remembrance Sunday, November 12.

And on Monday, November 13 the film will be followed by a Q&A and meet and greet with Pär Sundström who will be signing limited edition Sabaton T-shirts at the Tank Museum at Bovington Camp in Dorset. 

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock www.sofo.org.uk