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This short animated piece uses a real interview as its soundtrack. Bill Perry relates stories about his youth, his tilted house, and adventures during WWII in Bristol, England during the blitz. Written by Kathy Li

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Commissioned by Channel 4 as part of a 5-part series of Aardman animations called "Lip Synch". The five films in the series were Creature Comforts (1989), Going Equipped (1990), Ident (1990), Next (1990) and War Story (1989). See more »

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Follows Early Bird (1983) See more »

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A British War Vetran in pastel form.
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Stop Motion animated film by Peter Lord from Aardman the company that did Wallace and Gromit.

It's a short about a Vetran telling his service in the War. It shows flashbacks of his younger self to make things less boring.

It's more of a short documentary than a clay animated cartoon.

Please note that the War Vetran has a British English accent that's hard to understand when hearing him speak. Luckily the flashbacks give an idea what he's talking about.

Nothing inappropriate in it. A kid might ask "Why is the old man mumbling a lot?" You try to think of an explanation that's easy for he or she to understand.

A nicely done short with some humor here and there. A good example of how a British Man served in WW2.

I give it an 7/10


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