We capture the personal recollections of our armed service Veterans

so their legacy of bravery, sacrifice and suffering can live on.

Press and publicity recived in 2016


BBC News Channel – Robert Hall



British Forces News



BBC London Vanessa Feltz - Interview with project partner, Martyn Cox and also the St Marylebone school pupils.


Social Media 


Huge amount of activity on Twitter including the release from @HLF London, @BakerStreetQ, @WarandPeaceBob, @BluePlaquesBoy(2k followers) @heritagelottery(20k followers) and education blogger @creativestar911k followers).

On June 6th, 2015 [appropriately] the Northants Telegraph covered an event at Tempsford Airlfield where Legasee and Martn Cox presented to an enthusiastic audience about the Secret War.

Click here to read the full article.

Also in June, the excellent Britain at War Magazine, published an appeal for us to help find more Secret War Veterans.


On the 7th May, Legasee Funder, Martin Bisiker and SOE expert Matthew Cobb were on BBC Breakfast's red sofa to talk about the launch of the Spooks Project.


As well as being made very welcome, we were quizzed about the work of the men and women of the Secret War, the secrecy surrounding the Official Secrets Act and significantly were able to ask for more veterans to step forward. We had a great response. To see the film that featured two of our veterans - click below.


On the 29th of April, Robert Elms interviewed Fred Bailey and Martin Cox about their respective involvement with the Secret War.
Click on the image to hear the interview.


If you were, or know of someone who was, part of the Allied ‘secret war’ effort please contact Martin Bisiker at martin@legasee.org.uk.  For further information go to www.legasee.org.uk/oursecretwar



Press contacts: Beverley Wilkins (beverley@hummingbird-communications.co.uk, 07525 042572) or Fiona Williams (fiona@hummingbird-communications.co.uk, 07734 113624)

Notes to Editors:

About Legasee Educational Trust

Legasee Educational Trust is a charity set up to record the experiences and observations of all veterans of conflict from WWII until present day. ‘To create the largest online film archive of this aspect of our social history that can be used for education, learning and better understanding for today’s generation and many generations to come’.  Legasee’s film archive is well regarded and used to support articles written by respected publications like the Guardian newspaper educational supplements.


Heritage Lottery Fund

The project has been supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £63,300. 

From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife, HLF uses National Lottery players' money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.  www.hlf.org.uk.