THE CRIMSON FLOWER OF BATTLE

(1994)

Subtitled "A Small Island at War," this one-hour film studies the impact of two world wars on one small community, the island known as Isle Madame, where Silver Donald Cameron makes his home. It begins as a project by the island's teen-agers to learn more about World War II as its fiftieth anniversary approaches.

The young people interview ace pilots, naval officers, soldiers who landed in Normandy and Italy, prisoners of war who built the Hong Kong airport as slave labourers for the Japanese, tank commanders, merchant mariners and infantrymen - all of them now living quietly among their neighbours in their native community.The teens also discover war brides from Holland and England, and come to realize that the ageing veterans around them were just teenagers themselves when they went off to war.

A Needham Gate Production, broadcast by Vision TV and ATV. No longer available for sale.