A documentary on Captain Tom Moore’s life is coming to ITV

Captain Tom Moore

ITV is commissioning a documentary on the life of Captain Tom Moore and his World War Two story. 

The army veteran - who turns 100-years-old this week - has become the symbol of British defiance and altruism during the COVID-19 pandemic; raising more than £28 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden.

Mr. Moore has made headlines across the world for his achievement - and this new documentary is set to delve deep into his remarkable past.

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Produced by North One Television, 'Captain Tom's War' will tell the tale of Mr. Moore's WWII posting to India and his role in the Burma campaign - where he and millions of fellow Allied soldiers fought against the invasion of Imperial Japan.

ITV's Controller of Current Affairs Tom Giles said: "Captain Tom’s War will shed light on a campaign which comparatively goes unmentioned but in which our troops suffered unthinkable hardship and tens of thousands of British soldiers fought and died.

"Hearing this from Captain Tom Moore, who fought in Burma, means we will find out a lot more about the man who has done so much to raise our spirits at this time and the experience he and many others faced during World War Two on an occasion when we rightly come together to thank them for their sacrifice.”

 

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'Captain Tom's War' will air on VE Day - Friday 8 May  - at 8pm on ITV.

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