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Memories of Service 3 - George Shadbolt

Web (Full Length) – 2016

Called up at the start of World War II, George Shadbolt spent six years in the British Army. As a member of the Royal Corps of Signals he spent much of it behind the lines, installing and maintaining vital communications networks. Shadbolt — 99 at the time of this interview — covered 1000s of kilometres through North Africa and the Middle East. It wasn’t until late in the war that he saw action in Italy, bringing communications lines to tanks at the front. The task offered little protection; Shadbolt deemed it the army's most dangerous job. Shadbolt passed away on 9 August 2017.

I was a corporal. That was the best job in the army because you were low enough down not to take any responsibility, and high enough up to be able to give orders and not be argued with.
– George Shadbolt

Key Cast & Crew

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David Blyth

Producer, Director, Interviewer

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Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

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Jed Town

Composer

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Edward Larsen

Editor

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Simon Schueller

Camera, Sound

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Produced by

ILA Film Productions

Source

David Blyth