About Operation Crucible
By Kieran Knowles
Directed by Bryony Shanahan
With Salvatore D'Aquila, Kieran Knowles, Christopher McCurry, and James Wallwork
"Sheffield was on fire. It was glowing orange, like hell, like a furnace, like steel."
On the December 12, 1940, during World War II, a single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield, from seven stories to just 15 feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel's cellars withstood the blast. Trapped within it were four men.
This is their story, from beginning to end...
80 minutes, no intermission