On land, sea and air during World War II, and from Korea to Vietnam, this group of old soldiers remember their years of service. Close calls are common place but often laughed off, but the horror of war is often close to the surface. The third series of interviews from director David Blyth (Our Oldest Soldier) and RSA museum curator Patricia Stroud provide a valuable archive of a time now almost beyond living memory — particularly World War II, as the veterans enter their 90s and beyond.
Roger Donaldson is notable for spearheading the Kiwi film renaissance with Sleeping Dogs (1977). Busy in Hollywood for much of the period since, his first New Zealand project since acclaimed drama Smash Palace (1981) was Burt Munro biopic The World’s Fastest Indian — the most successful NZ film at the local box office until Boy in 2010.