The Way Ahead (1944)

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Join us for as we examine the Carol Reed-directed 1944 British classic ‘The Way Ahead’ starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, William Hartnell, Peter Ustinov and John Laurie. We’re joined by special guest Richard Fisher, of the Vickers MG Collection and Research Association, who picked the film partly due to it’s iconic scene featuring a Vickers Gun! The film follows a platoon of men through their call up, training and up to their first experience of battle!

You can watch ‘The New Lot’ (1943) on the IWM’s site here.

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Here’s some stills from the film:

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Thanks for listening!

Matthew Moss

Matthew Moss

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  1. My father was in WW2 and was there during the making of the film The Way Ahead..he remembered Peter Ustinov giving them cigarettes and chatting to them …when asked by the solders where is David Niven? Peter Ustinov replied its much to dangerous for him his a big star they can’t risk it…Peter watched while they broke eggs on the bonnet of the army jeeps to prove how hot it was out there in North Africa..

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