El Alamein: Crucible of Fire
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Director: Jim Greenhough
An Execam crew followed New Zealand veterans of this crucial World War 2 battle back to El Alamein in Egypt for the 50th anniversary of the conflict. We concentrated on five soldiers, and let them tell their stories in depth.
Two brothers sought the grave of a third brother killed in action and found it in an emotional climax to the programme. Included in the documentary is a range of archive footage, including rare colour film of day to day life for our soldiers shot by the Reverend Riga Blair.