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We capture the personal recollections of our armed service veterans so that their legacy of bravery, sacrifice and suffering can live on.

Army 7 videos

Colin Parker

Colin used to love watching the trooping of the colour but coming from Hull had assumed a life on the docks was his lot. That all changed when he went into the army. He found a regiment he loved but i...

Airforce 17 videos

Leonard Ratcliff

Wing Commander Leonard Ratcliffe flew 60+ missions with RAF 161 ‘special duties’ Squadron. He drop or land SOE and SIS agents while also bringing out resistants and evaders.

Civilian 3 videos

Sydney Adlam

Sydney Adlam was a member of the Auxiliary Unit. They were a secret resistance network of highly trained volunteers.

Army 6 videos

Sidney Mitchell

"Sidney was one of the first veterans we ever interviewed. His memories of the Battle of Crete shocked me at the time."

Navy 4 videos

Ted Verbiest

Ted is the first to admit he had a lovely war. He was one of the first in line when the recruiting office opened and found himself being shipped off to Cape Town

Army 6 videos

Rex Sheppard

I went to Korea a boy and came back a man". Watch Rex talk about his experiences in some of the worst fighting conditions since the Great War.

Navy 4 videos

John Harrison

John Harrison was an ordinance officer on A Turret, HMS Belfast. He shares his incredible story of survival.

Army 6 videos

Bryan ‘Tab’ Hunter

"Tab" was conscripted into the Paras in 1956. He talks engrossingly about the training and some of the scrapes he was involved in

Army 3 videos

George Bayliss

A lovely old gentleman who survived [by the skin of his teeth] his time in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiments in Italy during WWII

Army 5 videos

Alan Tizzard

As a boy Alan was mad about motor cars. Little could he imagine that at 18 he would be commanding a 32,000 horsepower tank on the Russian borders

Navy 6 videos

Ted Hunt

At 91 Ted amazed us all with his encyclopaedic memory of his time as 2nd in command of 15 Rhino LST landing crafts on D Day.

Army 5 videos

Douglas Hassall

Another Chelsea pensioner and a very different experience of the war to George Bayliss. We pick up the story en route to Singapore.

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Legasee is one of the first consolidated attempts to document the war-time experiences of men and women who have served their country.  While remembrance ceremonies and battle anniversaries are regularly reported on TV,  this coverage rarely focuses on veterans’ personal experiences for more than a few seconds and is of limited value as an educational tool or a record of individual achievement. Legasee aims to cover military life in much more depth by focusing on personal stories and viewpoints. If you think this work is important, please consider a donation. PLEASE DONATE NOW