For Your Tomorrow
‘For Your Tomorrow’ is the story of the Burma campaign of the Second World War, told by those who fought in it and survived and seen through the eyes of the 21st Century youngsters whose freedom they guaranteed. The Forgotten Army, as they became known, were fighting a formidable enemy in terrible conditions. Many survived only because they adopted a ‘kill or be killed’ attitude. Many did have to kill. Most lost friends and comrades and few can tell the tale. At the heart of the film are film-maker Don Clark’s interviews with these men, who in their late teens and early twenties went from the engineering factories of the Midlands to the horrors of the Burmese jungle. He was often the very first person to whom they broke a code of silence. As well as the interviews the film is rich in archive footage and includes contributions from Stephen Badsey, Professor of Conflict Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.
Joanna Lumley: “An extraordinarily fine piece of work...It stands alone as an historical document of those grim times...an excellent film...a thousand congratulations.”
Countess Mountbatten of Burma: “A remarkable documentary, which brings back to life...the really terrible conditions of the daily struggle endured by our soldiers.”
Peter Rhodes, journalist, Express & Star Group: “I am moved & deeply impressed by For Your Tomorrow. It is a fine piece of work & if it is not snapped up by one of the national broadcasters, there is no justice."
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