ITV has announced that national pandemic hero Captain Tom Moore will recount his experiences in World War II for a new documentary to be aired on Victory in Europe Day, Captain Tom’s War.
Captain Tom, a former British Army Officer, recently completed 100 laps of his garden using his walking frame in aid of pandemic relief, raising more than £28 million for NHS Charities Together.
As one of the million Allied troops that took part in the Burma campaign, Captain Tom will be sharing memories of his service to ensure his fellow forgotten heroes are remembered on the day.
Having undertaken officer training in 1940 at age 20, Captain Tom first served in India before reaching Burma to recapture the colony.
In a series of battles that lasted three years between 1941 and 1944, him and the Allies fought off the invading forces of Imperial Japan.
ITV's Controller of Current Affairs, Tom Giles, said: “Captain Tom’s War will shed light on a campaign which comparatively goes unmentioned but in which our troops suffered unthinkable hardship and tens of thousands of British soldiers fought and died.
“We will find out a lot more about the man who has done so much to raise our spirits at this time and the experience he and many others faced during World War Two on an occasion when we rightly come together to thank them for their sacrifice.”
Captain Tom’s War will air on ITV on 8 May at 8pm.