8 August 1918
By Jonathan Ruffle. Mickey Bliss's bold deception plan is put into action and could change the course of the war, but on the personal front, his past catches up with him.
By Jonathan Ruffle
Mickey Bliss's bold deception plan is put into action and could change the course of the war, but on the personal front his past catches up with him.
Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of Tommies traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago, telling untold stories about the war in Gaza, Gallipoli, Serbia, Mesopotamia, Russia, Macedonia, Italy, Turkmenistan and Tanzania, as well as on the Western Front.
And through it all we've followed the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. Like their comrades they are cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of war, over four long years.
Series created by Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Jonquil Panting, David Hunter, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.
|Mickey Bliss||Lee Ross|
|Harry de Tullio||Sam Valentine|
|Richard Galleyman||Ryan Whittle|
|Herbert Campbell||Trevor White|
|Pertab Singh||Sagar Radia|