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Schoolboy's D-Day documentary

Stratford Editorial 8th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A TEENAGER interested in the Second World War has made a D-Day documentary with help from local veterans.

Alcester Grammar pupil Bill Jones has spent the past year interviewing and recording memories to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The project, which is part of a Silver National Arts Award project led by Escape Community Arts, has even seen the 14-year-old visit Normandy to follow in the footsteps of two veterans he met.

His documentary – titled 70 years on: D-Day Remembered – tells the veterans’ story from joining up, training, the operation, and their reflections now.

It will be screened at Stratford Town Hall on June 6 alongside a supporting archive exhibition, supper and entertainment from 1940s choir The Lady Belles.

Speaking about the project, Bill said: “I wanted to make the documentary about D-Day as this was the turning point in the war. It has been a fascinating meeting the veterans and to find out about their stories.”

The screening is from 6.30pm, and all are welcome to attend the free event.

Anyone interested in attending or who has memories linked to the D-Day landings can get in touch with Escape by emailing karenwilliams@escapecommunityarts.co.uk or calling 07725 563413.

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