In Conjunction with the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, we produced a documentary exploring the Battle of Imjin River and its lasting legacy in Gloucester.
2021 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles of the Korean War. Over three days, one of the largest offensives in human history was held off by a small British division. The battle remains the bloodiest fought by British soldiers since the end of the Second World War. In the vicious fighting that followed the Gloucestershire Regiment was surrounded, outnumbered and held their ground in a last stand that became known across the world. What followed for the survivors was over two years in a prisoner of war camp, with worried families back home not knowing what had become of loved ones.
This new documentary features interviews with some of the last surviving veterans of the Imjin battle, Brian Hamblett and Tommy Clough. Their powerful first hand testimony provides a truly unique insight into the battle itself and the experiences of the British troops who fought and survived. We also explore the wider impact the battle had and continues to have on the people of Gloucester, and how the devestation of conflict has forged deep links between nations which continue to be felt and cherished through to the present day.