‘Secret war’ is focus of new film

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A filmmaker from Ilkeston has released a documentary about his father’s involvement In Britain’s ‘secret war’.

Tristan Ofield has offered a first look at his new documentary Operation Oman, in which he documents his own father’s return to Oman: the region in which he fought as a member of the British Army during the The Dhofar War. The film can be see at Quad in Derby on Saturday, November 8.

Between 1969-75, the conflict was one of the bloodiest of Britain’s post-World War Two conflicts, but until now has remained a story largely untold.

As an officer in the British Army, Major Nick Ofield, who is from High Lane, Ilkeston, was amongst the first to volunteer to fight for the Sultan of Oman after a communist-led uprising threatened the stability of his country, and the safety of his people. During the bloody conflict, in which over 10,000 lives were lost, Ofield was integral to the outcome of several key skirmishes.

The film has the backing of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and ticket details for the screening, from 2.30pm, are available at www.derbyquad.co.uk Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Royal British Legion.