Black Watch Snipers Must See TV

first_img Facebook The best way to observe Remembrance Day ? Reserve time to watch the brilliant new documentary Black Watch Snipers which premieres Friday night at 9 on History..Look, I thought I knew a fair bit about Canada’s role in World War II But Black Watch Snipers opens up a whole new perspective..It’s a docudrama finely directed by Robin Bicknell (for Yap Films) that profiles four young Canadians from Montreal’s Black Watch regiment who operated behind German lines. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The four survivors interviewed here are Jimmy Bennett, Jim”Hook” Wilkinson, Russell “Sandy” Sanderson and Mike Brunner.“They were very young men then,” Bicknell says. “And now they are very aged, at the ends of their lives. And the stories just came pouring out, Many of these harrowing details they had never even told to their families.”The story has texture and substance through their shared experiences of working under a charismatic leader –Ontario’s Dale Sharpe and I’m not giving anything away by saying he died in battle aged just 27.Says Bicknell :”His family never knew much of this story, they never knew his truly heroic characteristics. He led his men brilliantly.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img

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