One man’s journey from the front line of war, being on the edge of death, to being a happy and contented father, grandfather and national treasure.
Simon Weston CBE was trapped on the burning RFA Sir Galahad after it was bombed by two Argentine planes during the Falklands War in 1982. He suffered burns to 46% of his body and lost many of his comrades. He is one of the most recognised faces of the conflict and in this show he discusses his experiences with his close friend David FitzGerald from the BBC. This truly inspirational tale will take you from the most horrific moments of the conflict to his numerous operations, to his slow recovery of the years and on to the public recognition he receives today.
The highs and lows, the laughter and the memories from the questions that only David can ask with answers only Simon can give. He reflects on the experiences from people he has met, which includes members of The Royal Family, the Argentine pilot who dropped the bomb and even Harry Patch the last survivor of the First World War. Backed by original footage from the conflict, Simon tells the tale of survival.