I am writing to all those I know who have an interest in The Lisbon
Maru Incident. Most of you know that Laurel Films is producing a
Documentary aimed at letting the world know about this generally forgotten
incident and what the prisoners of war endured, and in particular to tell some of
the individual stories so that those who suffered – and the families they
left behind can be remembered. The working title for the film is “The
The reason I am writing now is to let you know that Laurel Films are
mounting a nationwide advertising campaign to encourage relatives of
these pows to get in touch so that they can be interviewed and tell their
The first advert will appear on the back page of the Daily Telegraph
tomorrow, Saturday 23 June. I am also expecting to be interviewed on
BBC World News at 1.40 pm on Friday 29 June and we are trying to get more
Many of you have already been most helpful in putting us in touch with
Some of the relatives, for which Laurel Films and I are most grateful.
Indeed, many of you are relatives and some have already been interviewed. But
if, by chance, you can think of other relatives who have not yet contacted
us, or close friends who would have known the pows or their families,
please can you encourage them to E-mail me, or ‘phone me. I am hoping that a
concerted effort will generate some momentum behind this current campaign so
that we will hear from many more relatives.
Thanks again for all your help in recent months and for anything more you can do now to help this project.
Chulmleigh EX18 7HT