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DVD - Echoes of the Past       [see video trailer below]
The story of Top Secret work on RADAR carried out in Purbeck 70 years ago during World War II.
Echoes of the Past - DVD front
In this DVD, Dr Bill Penley, CB, CBE, one of our most distinguished engineers and a veteran of Worth Matravers, and Dr Phil Judkins, a radar historian, describe in non-technical language the top secret wartime work done at Worth. The DVD starts with the background of how TRE (the Telecommunications Research Establishment) came to Worth in the first place, and the reasons for its eventual sudden demise with most of the top scientists being ordered out to a safer place "before the next full moon".

This is a fascinating story brought to life by rare original pictures from 70 years ago, together with exciting works of art, and visits to all the radar sites in the Purbeck area of South Dorset including St Aldhelm's Head, Leeson House, Brandy Bay, Tilly Whim and Durlston, Acton, Peveril Point, and many more.

Cameraman, Editor and Director for Echoes of the Past, John Hale, whose idea for making the DVD was conceived after hearing one of Dr Bill Penley's talks, has had a lifetime of working on a wide variety of television programmes, mostly for the BBC in London.  He has had three BAFTA nominations and has, since retirement to Dorset in 2001, made other notable DVDs locally including The Traditional Crafts of Dorset and Lawrence of Arabia - His Final Years in Dorset.  Greenacre AV Productions www.greenacre.info.


** DVD Trailer - compressed version made for YouTube **

Copyright Purbeck Radar Museum Trust and Greenacre AV Productions, South Dorset, UK


Publisher: Purbeck Radar Museum Trust & Greenacre AV Productions
64 mins, PAL colour
Price:  12.99
Availability: see publications page.

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