World War II (1939-1945)

British filmmaker in a race to document World War II 'stories that matter'

British filmmaker in a race to document World War II 'stories that matter'

Chris Dennett, of Surrey, England, never met his great-grandfather, who served in the Royal Welsh Guards and died at the age of 33, before the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy.

He says the family connection led him to make a documentary to keep alive the memory of his great-grandfather and other World War II veterans.

“There’s no ceiling when it comes to the numbers of veterans I want to meet,” Dennett said. “I’m in a race against time.”

His journey brought him to Howard County this month, where he interviewed a handful of veterans.

Dennett, a 29-year-old historian, says he founded the “We Will Remember” project, last summer and also has conducted interviews in...

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