Created by Aardman, the dreamlike animation Flight of the Stories (above) commemorates the First World War Centenary and promotes the opening of the museum's dedicated galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London.

The First World War claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe, but this film focuses on the Western Front, with voices of actors quoting from diaries and letters sent back from the front from servicemen.

The 'stories' are accompanied by the sounds of songs from the period, birds, and wind and waves as they swarm across the English Channel heading for London. Here they fall to earth and drape in huge numbers over the museum.

View more scenes from the film by using the controls above and right.