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A Message HOME - The Calling Blighty Films
‘Calling Blighty’ - Sheffield, York and South Yorkshire
The Calling Blighty series of 12 minute films, made in 1944-46, shows servicemen (and a very few women) in the Far East recording a message to be seen by their wives and families in local cinemas back home. – a sort of one way Skype of their day, these are remarkable and moving documents.
To help us find the Yorkshire families and identify the service personnel, click a button to take a look at these portrait galleries – some are named, but some names are still missing. Please email S.Hawley@mmu.ac.uk if you find someone you know, or if you know something about the films!