GRAMMAR Productions was founded in 2016 by old friends Alex Bescoby and Max Jones, who studied together at Altrincham Boys Grammar School.
Later they were joined by Luke Radcliff, and their recent film ‘Forgotten Allies’, the Search for Burma’s Lost Heroes, has been praised by celebrities such as Joanna Lumley. who described it as a ‘remarkable and wonderful film’.
The film discovers long forgotten participants and victims of the Burma Campaign and was filmed across Burma, now called Myanmar.
Alex Bescoby lived there for several years after university so he has first hand knowledge of it. “It’s a beguiling and complex country with a deeply shared history with our own,” he said.
‘Forgotten Allies’ was filmed in Myanmar between 2017 and 2018 and had its world premiere at the National Army Museum in 2019.
Now Grammar Productions are making it available to others. via Historyhit. Known as the Netflix for History, it is an online subscription service.
It was made possible by a crowd-funding campaign endorsed by the late Dame Vera Lynn. Griff Rhys Jones, Levison Wood, Joe Simpson and organisations such as Help for Heroes, the Royal Commonwealth ex-services League and the Royal British Legion backed by people from all around the world.
Following the recent VJ 75th commemorations, the war in Burma has hit the headlines.
During World War 2 thousands of Burmese gave their lives fighting for Britain in a war against the Japanese.
After the Allied victory they became part of ‘The Forgotten Army’. Donations can be made via PayPal or Just Giving.
We had to postpone the Annual Dinner in April and we pencilled in a possible alternative date in November, still to be held at Blanchflower in Altrincham.
However, it turned out not to be possible. So we had to cancel the Dinner for the year and hope to be be in a position to host the next one at some point in 2021.
We will of course give you plenty of notice and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
A number of people had already paid for their tickets. Those who paid by cheque can simply have the cheque destroyed, but those who paid by BACS and require a refund will need to get in touch with Ken Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org