Title ID 12127Collection ID1658
TitleGuinea Pig Club; The Reconstruction of Burned Airmen in WWII
CollectionThe Guinea Pig Club
Genre/TypeProfessionalTelevision companyNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeCommemoration Wartime And Military
KeywordsArmed Forces Civil Defence Disabled Persons Hospitals Health Services Men
LocalCalgary - Alberta, East Grinstead Regina - Saskatchewan, Toronto - Ontario, Victoria - British Columbia
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom Canada
ProductionInfinity Films
CameraBruce Clark
DirectorShel Piercy
ProducerCynthia Chapman; Pat O'Brien
Commissioning bodyHistory Television
Funding bodyCanadian Television Fund; Rogers Cable Network Fund; Canwest Western Independent Producers Fund;
EditorAllan Pinvidic
WriterShel Percy
NarratorGerard Plunkett
MusicPeter Berring; Ed Henderson
Other creditsExecutive Producers: Dan Carriere; Shel Piercy; Assocuate Producer: Valerie Houghton; Director of Photography: Bruce Clark; Story Consultant & Researcher: Valerie Houghton; Research Consultant :Emily Mayhew; Sound Mixer: Brent Marchenski; Sound Mixer in England: Jonathan Mitchell; Sound Supervisor & Re-recording Mixer: Ewan Deane; Archival Research: Ken Craw;
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Duration47 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


This commercially produced production for broadcast, commemorates the 60th Anniversary of those that underwent pioneering reconstructive surgery as part of the Guinea Pig Club, following injury during their service in the Armed Forces during the Second World War. Contains scenes of medical treatment and severe injury.