Fighting in the skies with petrol laden aircraft was going to result in heavy demands for plastic surgical treatment for badly burnt pilots and aircrew. To direct the operations came Sir Archibald McIndoe, his patients became known as ‘Guinea Pigs’ and what transpired over the next few years can only be regarded as one of the most fascinating stories of the war.
A documentary on the fierce battles that were fought between the Royal Navy and the Kreigsmarine in the Atlantic Ocean during the Second World War. Includes submarine attacks on the shipping convoys, hunting the submarine packs, RAF Coastal Command and battleship versus battleship warfare.
Remembering Arnhem, at first glance, may appear to be yet another version of the well told story. However this is not the case. This new film is not a detailed day to day narrative of the operation or a document of its failures. This is the moving real story told by the actual men that were there,from their own personal viewpoint and memories. In ‘Remembering Arnhem’ we have recorded the memoirs and personal accounts of a few selected combatants, men that took part. They tell their own personal stories and recollect their own individua experiences. The men we have chosen for this account were all recorded in their twilight years; and for many this film is probably their last public account of their experiences and memories of the ill-fated battle..’Their Last Post’.
This documentary covers the strategy and tactics of aerial warfare adopted by all the combatants during the Second World War. Including; how battles we won, aerial and bombings campaigns, fighter techniques, protection of the sea-lanes, spies in the sky, nightfighters and the individual fighter aces.
55,573 young men died flying with Bomber Command during World War Two; thats more than those who serve in the entire Royal Air Force today. This film is probably the last public account of those that survived. Recounting experiences and memories of serving in a force, where the odds of surviving were heavily stacked against them.
This documentary is a dedicated yet moving account of Operation Millennium, the first 1,000 bomber raid by the RAF in World War Two. It was an extraordinary feat of organisation involving 1,048 bombers and 6,000 aircrew and 53 British airfields. The result; an awesome and unprecedented bombing raid which ultimately reduced the population of Cologne by ninety five percent.
In the summer of 1942, Rommel’s Afrika Korps swept across the Western Desert, sending the Allied forces into full retreat. Driven back deep into Egypt, Montgomery’s 8th Army dug in along the El Alamein Line, prepared for battle. This factual film portrays the events leading up to and during, one of the greatest battles in the Second World War, the Battle of El Alamein, followed by an overview of the war fought in the deserts of North Africa.
This film chronicles the ultimate demise of Hitler’s legendary Western Wall, dubbed by the allies as the ‘Siegfried Line’. The West Wall was a tremendous barrier of fortified defences and minefields, protecting Germany from invasion through Europe. In 1944, this line of defence was crushed, when following the D Day landings; the allied troops fought their way relentlessly to cross the line into Germany.
COMING SOON - VIAM2023 on March 15th at the OVO Arena, Wembley, featuring Darren Day
Voice in a Million returns atfer the lockdown, with a new show on March 23rd 2022
The VIAM 10th Anniversary Show at the SSE Arena, Wembley on the 21st March 2019, featuring RoadTrip and the New Hope Club
The VIAM 10th Anniversary Show at the SSE Arena, Wembley on the 20th March 2019, featuring RoadTrip and the New Hope Club
Voice in a Million at the SSE Arena on the 15th March 2018, featuring RoadTrip and HRVY
Voice in a Million at the SSE Arena on the 14th March 2018, featurning HRVY
Voice in a Million at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London, on the 9th March 2016
Voice in a Million at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London, on the 8th March 2016
The second show at Voice in a Million, at Wembley Arena on March 3rd 2016
The first night of Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena, London, on the 2nd March 2016
Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena in 2015
Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena in London on 2014, featuring X Factor winner Matt Cardle
Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena in 2013
The first Voice in a Million to be staged at Wembley Arena
Voice in a Million at the O2 Arena in 2011, with a choir of 7,500
Brian Blessed hosts this three part series on the History of the British Royal Family since Queen Victoria
1 review on “The Guinea Pig Club”
This well done British documentary captures the awful but ultimately redeeming experience of many unlucky British pilots during the Second World War. At the onset of war, the RAF found itself with increasing numbers of pilots and air crew who had been badly burned and disfigured in air combat. The surprisingly sensible solution: Put the men in a facility devoted to their care, staffed by the best available plastic surgeons, a specialty then in its professional infancy.
The film nicely mixes archival coverage and more recent interviews with surviving members of the so-called “guinea pig club”. It captures a wonderfully collegial, “let’s muddle through together” approach to an horrific experience. The documentary is very tough to watch in places. Many of the pilots were burned almost past recognition as human beings. Yet the Guinea Pig club instilled in them the willingness to persevere through years of remedial surgery, supported by their fellow sufferers. Well recommended as an object lesson in caring for veterans of our present conflicts.