Dear ARRSE members,
Iâm writing in the hope that you may be able to help me. Iâm writing on behalf of Touch Productions, about a landmark documentary we are making for BBC2.
I would like to assure you that the Site Admin of the British Army Rumour Service have supported and given permission for the posting of this message.
Touch Productions is an award-winning production company who specialise in documentary and history programmes. Over the last 20 years we have made many high profile pieces. Some of our most acclaimed films have followed people or organisations at highly sensitive periods, including films with the armed forces, the police, hospitals, hospices and schools. As a company we are often invited back because of the high levels of trust we have gained. (For more information please see our website at www.touchproductions.co.uk. )
The film we are currently researching tells the stories of British soldiers in Iraq, from their perspective. We want to tell the story of the Iraq War through soldierâs letters, blogs, photographs and video footage, as captured by the soldiers themselves and their families. It has no commentary or editorialising and will cover their arrival, the war, the downtime, the shocks, being under fire, the Iraqis and going home.
It aims to build up, together with personal and news archive, a complete picture of the soldiersâ experience. From the laughter and camaraderie to the professionalism as they have to react to different situations. It aims to be an all encompassing film, with contributions from all ranks and units. Our hope is that it becomes the film that people watch which tells their story.
As a result, we would like to contact as many soldiers who have served in Iraq, be they veterans, or families and friends, who may like to share their letters, blogs or video footage with us. In this way we hope to build up a strong picture of the war from the soldierâs perspective. I should mention that all information we receive is completely confidential at this stage, and how we use it is open to discussion.
I am more than happy to answer any queries that people may have. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (altogether no spaces), or via telephone on 01225 484 666.
Many thanks again for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you very soon.