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Great War Stories 3 - Leslie Beauchamp

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016

In World War l Leslie Beauchamp was a soldier in the British Army, who died aged only 21 when a grenade exploded in his hand during a training demonstration. This episode of mini documentary series Great War Stories remembers Beauchamp through the words of his sister, writer Katherine Mansfield. Leslie's time growing up in Wellington is examined, as well as the mutual affection between brother and sister — including samples from letters they wrote to one another, and tributes that Mansfield would pay to him in her fiction and poetry.

...she felt that he had a sensitivity that the other Beauchamps didn't have.
– Nicky Saker, President of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society, on Katherine Mansfield's feelings towards her younger brother

Key Cast & Crew

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Anna Cottrell

Director, Producer, Writer

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Alan Locke

As: Voice of Captain JG Harding

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Jon Hunter

As: Voice of Leslie Beauchamp

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John Patrick

Sound Recordist

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Keith Slater

Executive Producer

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Jonathan Besser

Composer

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AC Productions