Vera Doherty
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Calling Blighty: Archive seeks film message soldiers

The North West Film Archive is looking to trace World War Two veterans who appeared in a series of films named "Calling Blighty", in which soldiers sent personal messages to their families.

Loved ones such as Vera Doherty (pictured), whose husband Alexander was serving in the Far East, were invited to a local cinema to see the celluloid greetings.

Only 48 of nearly 400 films survive with 23 of them featuring service personnel from the North West.

  • 14 May 2015