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This documentary tells the incredible and moving story of Michael ‘Gervase’ Peel, a World War II bomber pilot who, at just 21 years of age, was shot down behind enemy lines, jumped from a burning aircraft, traveled on foot across Nazi occupied territory and eventually captured becoming a P.O.W. His story is told through interviews, spanning nearly 35 years, he recounts his own life and grapples with his conscious coming to term with having bombed civilians and witnessed the horrors of war first hand. In his last days, suffering from dementia, he struggles to remember his own life and loved ones. The film utilising new interviews, home movies and WWII archive material from the IWM Film Archive. Directed by Michael Peel Produced by Michael Peel / Phil Peel / Ted Wilkes & Tristan Tull #GERVASEFILM PLEASE NOTE: As the IWM film archive is currently closed the archive footage will be replaced with full HD quality prints once they reopen.

  • Runtime
    45 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Michael Peel
  • Producer
    Michael peel, Ted Wilkes, Phil Peel, Tristan Tull