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Memories of Service 2 - Roye Hammond

Web (Full Length) – 2016

Roye Hammond was 96 when this one-hour interview was taped, and his recall is incredible. In his matter-of-fact way he describes his experiences as a driver in Greece, Crete and Libya. With almost detached amusement he tells of close calls and the horrors of war, including being enlisted into a bayonet charge against a machine gun position. Evacuation from Greece lead to a further retreat from Crete before he and his comrades became involved in the relief of Tobruk in the desert war. Hammond passed away on 11 April 2018; he was 99. 

Initially it was quite interesting, all these tracers flying by like fireflies. Well we were firing our rifles from the hip as we did a ragged charge up this hill.
– Roye Hammond

Key Cast & Crew

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David Blyth

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

Produced by

ILA Film Productions

Source

David Blyth