My documentary "The Missing Highlander" about the 15th Scottish & Operation Epsom

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  1. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member

    Hello from France!

    I'm pleased to introduce you to my new project, following my book "Till Victory" about World War II letters. It's a 70 minute-long documentary detailing the fascinating investigation that finally shed some light on the fate of a young British soldier...

    "Joe" was reported missing at the peak of the disastrous Operation Epsom in Normandy, and since June 1944, a great mystery still surrounds the circumstances of his disappearance. When letters mentioning him turned up on eBay 76 years later, I decided to embark on a long investigation, both in the archives and on the former battlefield. With the help of rare footage, interviews of veterans, experts and Joe's family, I tried to solve the puzzle and, by telling the unknown story of this young soldier, to pay tribute to all the young men and women who gave their all for our freedom.

    "The Missing Highlander" will be released online on 28 June 2022, but for those who will travel to Normandy for the D-Day celebrations, I am pleased to invite you to the premiere of the film at the Mémorial de Caen on Sunday 5 June at 5pm (the movie is in English with French subtitles). The screening, in my presence, will be followed by a Q&A session!

    In the meantime, here is a little teaser:

    Hope to see some of you there!

    Have a nice day,


  2. ClementH, my father took part in Op Epsom and he was wounded on the 28 Jun 1944. Back in 1984 Dad I traced his steps, from his own memories and with the help from War Diaries. From his own accounts they were moving forward with the artillery shells dropping in front of the drive. They advanced quicker than the artillery could adjust. In an orchard the shells rained down on them. Luckily dad was not killed but some of section were killed. Question, are you going to post the film on You Tube, the full version? If not what platform can we watch it on?
  3. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member

    Hello Lawrence,

    Wow, what unit was he in? The soldier in my movie was reported missing on 28 June as well, most likely during the attack on Mouen from Cheux. The place hasn't changed much and today you can find bullet holes and war relics everywhere...

    Thanks for your interest, it will be posted on my youtube channel ( and on the movie page of my website : TILL VICTORY : WORLD WAR II MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES

    I'm so looking forward to releasing it :)

    Have a nice day,

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  4. Clement, he was in C Company 7 Seaforth Highlanders part of 15 Scottish Div. Yes we could still see the scars of war when we visited all those years ago.
    Joe sounds amazing story and looking forward to watching the film as well.
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  5. ClémentH

    ClémentH Member


    I am pleased to inform you that "The Missing Highlander" is now available online:

    Let me know what you think! ;)

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