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Our Oldest Soldier

Television (Full Length) – 2002

Lawrence 'Curly' Blyth volunteered for World War 1 despite being under age. In 1916 his rifle brigade was sent to the Western Front, where he fought for 23 days amongst the mud of the Somme. In the final weeks of WW1 Blyth helped liberate the strategic French town of Le Quesnoy from German forces, later winning a French Legion of Honour for his efforts. In this documentary his grandson, director David Blyth, uses interviews and stock footage to chronicle the times at war of his bossy yet personable grandad, who died in 2001, aged 105.

Key Cast & Crew

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John Keir


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Jed Town


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Emma Patterson


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John Prinsloo

Post-Production Sound

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Stephen Latty

Camera Operator

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David Blyth

Director, Writer

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Ponsonby Productions


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Ponsonby Productions