Alan Guy – Film 1In this, the first of 9 films from his interview, Alan talks about his early life pre-war. One of his first jobs was as a rat-catcher but a three cents a rat, he realised it wasn't a vocation for life. Then there was a military calling...
Alan Guy – Film 2On the way to Korea, Alan and a friend set-up a make-shift photographic studio taking pics of some of the families that were also en-route to the Far East.
Alan Guy – Film 3Alan arrives in Pusan and then travels towards the front line. The desolation and the cold are two of his main memories of the place. Then he starts to clean the water...
Alan Guy – Film 4Alan talks about his work. They were totally independent of the Field Ambulance and it as a varied and interesting role.
Alan Guy – Film 5Alan talks about some of the medication that was taken by the troops. There were some interesting ways to eradicate the malaria risk. He also talks about some of the other survival tricks used to help the troops.
Alan Guy – Film 6Despite the brutality of the war, there were surprisingly few cases of mental trauma. That's despite the best efforts of the lice.
Alan Guy – Film 7Alan was in Korea during the ceasefire. When he got back, he was restless for more action.
Alan Guy – Film 8Korea became President of the British Korean Veterans Association. He was instrumental in the building of the Korean War memorial on London's SouthBank - well worth a visit. He's been back a few times and is treated like Royalty.
Alan Guy – Film 9After Korea, Alan was an army reservist. He'd become a student health inspector when one day he receives a telegram in the morning. By the afternoon he was back in barracks. This despite having a three moth old daughter. Then he's posted to the Suez and the start of a very difficult posting.