D'accord!I am normally a critic of the beeb, especially their ever present left leaning political correctness and (to me anyway) anti white British attitude especially when linked with our former African colonies! Where an awful lot of re-writing of the true facts seem to appear, to show "white bad, black good", despite there being good & bad in both colours.
However yesterday evening flicking through the tv's channels I stumbled on this BBC Scotland - Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War
I came in a bit late showing Harry Birrell as a Gurkha officer in WW2 India with some good clips of Gurkhas training. Somehow he had wangled quite a bit of colour film to use.
His Grand daughter found the boxes of film & persuaded a director Matt Pinder to piece together a film using his film clips & exerts from his diary.
So possibly another channel apart from BBC Scotland could have shown it apart from BBC4 where I caught it!
The bits on his time & experience with the Gurkhas are great, showing clips of Nepal, India and the area around Imphal and his foray surveying behind Jap lines in Burma.
His affection for his Gurkha, India tribal troops is evident, chiming in with my & most others who have served with good colonial troops in both India and Africa!
One wonders if this would have made it to the screen had it not been for the desperation to fill screen time, but I am glad it did.
If you haven't seen it try on Catch-up, worth a look to see what life was like in the 30s/40s.