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The Time of our Lives

Television (Excerpts) – 2007

This documentary follows a 32-strong "mob of veterans" (the oldest is 95) on their trip to unveil a war memorial in London's Hyde Park. The memorial honours New Zealand's service in war alongside Britain. The ceremony took place on November 11th 2006, with attendees including Prime Ministers Helen Clark and Tony Blair, The Queen and ... Dave Dobbyn. For many of the elderly vets it is effectively their second OE; they remember war stories and lost mates, flirt with journalists and endure the pitfalls of airport drudgery and jet-lag.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata

Music

Music by Plan 9.

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