Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army (2016)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Paul McGann

  • Director

    Paul Berczeller

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2016

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

During work at Manchester Town Hall, 23 films cans were found which turned out to be from a series of films called Calling Blighty; films of soldiers in Burma during the latter stages of WWII sending messages home to their families and loved ones. Importantly, the cans contained lists of those who took part, making it possible to trace the relatives of those who took part and show the films to them.

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