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  1. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I don't know whether any of you (in Blighty) watched this Channel 4 programme the other night? We recorded it and watched it yesterday evening, and what an extraordinary and moving programme it was. As Channel 4 said "Extraordinary footage has been found in the basement of Manchester Town Hall: messages recorded on film from British soldiers in Burma in World War II, to their loved ones back home".
    http://www.
    channel4.com/programmes/messages-home-lost-films-of-the-british-army

    North West Film Archives have this page
    http://www.
    nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/blighty/index.php
    where you can search the database or watch the Calling Blighty films
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    No I haven't seen it. Sounds good though. I will see if I can get it on catch-up Many thanks. :)
     
  3. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Fist one required me to turn off parental controls then create a 'pin' & so forth, shall try it later.
    2nd one led me to a blank page, another try for later. ;)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I seem to be able to get straight in to any of the films, maybe it's a problem if you aren't 'over here'?
     
  5. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    I got in OK in both links:)
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Yes, I watched it midweek on 'catch up'.

    Dad was in Burma, of course - my uncle too. My uncle was a Chindit, and received the MM.

    I was in tears by the end. At least their families had something to remember them by - wonderful that the films have been found again.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I found "Calling Blighty" by googling, but not the other all I could see was a trailer forthe channel 4 episode. Lovely tho', to see so many men in uniform without 'moustaches'!!
     
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