Veterans’ Voices, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, has sought out veterans the length and breadth of Scotland in a bid to compile a definitive dossier of high-quality filmed interviews to cover each and every conflict over the past 80 years.
Veterans’ Voices is a unique film resource, interviewing veterans to capture their experiences and thoughts on remembrance. The complete resource will feature a diverse range of voices from all over Scotland and of every military conflict from 1939 to the present day. Our hope is to create a of personal stories that generations to come will be able to learn from. It is important that these voices are captured now before they can no longer be shared. There are easy to use Second/Third Level learning resources available to complement the films.
Watch. Listen. Learn. Discuss. Remember.
Listen to Ian’s compelling story where he shares his experience of being a young soldier, landing on Gold Beach on D Day, the harsh reality of war, tank missions, his vivid memories of being one of the first to liberate Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp will stay with you for quite some time.
Listen to Charles’s gripping account of the pandemonium on D Day at Omaha as an eighteen year old Navy new recruit in 1944.
His vivid description draws you in as he recounts life in the engine room, British minesweepers, terrible sea sickness and terrible losses of the conflict.
Listen to Mary’s captivating account of the great camaraderie of life as a WRN in the Second World War.
Hear about caterpillar soup, making barrage balloons and her entrepreneurial skills of renting out her electric iron to save up and take wounded soldiers out for a meal.