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7 June 1917

4 Extra Debut. East Africa. Can Signallers Pavan Jodha and Bill Bloomfield negotiate the safety of those besieged in Mkalama Fort by marauding German troops? From June 2017.

By Avin Shah.

East Africa. Having almost caught up with the marauding German troops can ill-matched signallers Pavan Jodha and South African Bill Bloomfield successfully negotiate the safety of those besieged in Mkalama Fort?

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

Swahili translation: Raju Jobanputra

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Jonquil Panting, David Hunter, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Nov 2017 21:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Subedar Pavan Jodha Akbar Kurtha
Commentator Indira Varma
Sergeant Bill Bloomfield Rick Warden
Zik Chingombe Fiston Barek
Jimbasa Bamgiri Ladi Emeruwa
Hilary Williams Emilio Doorgasingh
Kualalo Kutawala Daon Broni
Askari Soldier Emmanuel Kojo
Producer Jonquil Panting
Producer David Hunter
Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Director David Hunter
Writer Avin Shah

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