Film screening:'Tell England!' (1931)

06 Jun ‘15
Poppies for use at Gallipoli event

6.00PM - 8.00PM

Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

'Tell England!' is probably the first Gallipoli film, and this is one of the screenings of the film in more recent memory. The film came out in 1931 and was directed by Anthony Asquith and Geoffrey Barkas, starring Fay Compton, Tony Bruce and Carl Harbord. The film is based on the novel "Tell England" by Ernest Raymond. It is about two young men who join the army and take part in the fights at Gallipoli.

The two directors had some connections to Gallipoli: Asquith's father Herbert Henry (H H) Asquith was Prime Minister during the landings at Gallipoli. Barkas had been part of the fights at Suvia Bay. Fay Compton's brother, Compton Mackenzie, also had close memories of the Gallipoli campaign.

To make the performances as accessible as possible, the event will be ticketed but tickets are free. Please register via the University of Stirling website at our on-line shop.

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