Blitz, London's Firestorm was broadcast here in England just before Christmas.
An exceptionally captivating story of a few individuals and families caught up in the greatest night of German bombing in the war, it followed these people and reenacted what happened to them on that day and night.
I thought it would be fiction but all the people were named and many of these people or their descendants told their story in the first person so it was closely based on fact.
Some of the filming was influenced by modern standards rather than those of the day - lights on vehicles rather than blackout and a few others - but it was very very well made. About 2 and a half hours of running time (including ads) so not a lightweight.
I hadn't seen it before so thought it was new until I read the credits and saw it was co-produced by PBS, and was from 2005. I guess that those old folks in the film have now passed on 16 years later.
Has anybody seen this film?
It resonates with me. My father's family were bombed out three times. Not in London but in Cheltenham on the edge of the Cotswolds. Being bombed out is the same either way though...