#DDay veteran Ted Owens is one-in-a-million!
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— Greg Lewis (@gregjlewis) October 6, 2019
Seeing one’s mother cry
Is never a good sight;
You begin to wonder
How bad things really are.
Thursday, October 10: Wales-African Film Festival, Pierhead Building, Cardiff. 7pm
Friday, October 11: Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Time 6pm
Friday, October 18: Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. 7pm
December 4: Cameroon High Commission, Holland Park, London TBC
December 5: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. 7.30pm
More from Ted Owens – a commando and sniper – who landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944.
He was interviewed during a trip to the battlefields by two children.
These are behind-the-scenes clips filmed while we were making a series called Lest We Forget for ITV Wales.
Lest We Forget begins at 8pm on Wednesday, September 18, on ITV Wales.
Two children interview a D-Day veteran.
His name is Ted Owens. He was a commando and a sniper. He almost died on D-Day and was wounded twice more in the Netherlands.
I’ll be posting some of their clips over the next fortnight.
Question one: What was it like saying goodbye to your parents to go to war?
Where on the wall
Of my mother’s living room
A gecko waited
For the moth.
THIS IS NOT A POEM a hymn to tolerance and understanding, written and spoken by Eric Ngalle Charles, directed by Greg Lewis. A Pegasws Production.
Read all about this new short film here.