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Oprah Winfrey is, unusually, one of the stars of a Netflix epic, part of which is being filmed at Duxford in Cambridgeshire.

Six Triple Eight tells the true story of the only all-black all-female Women’s Army Corps’ 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford ( Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

It is being directed by Tyler Perry and his film, Six Triple Eight, is being hailed as a celebration of the 855 women who formed part of the battalion.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Their work involved sorting through a backlog of undelivered letters to US personnel – three years’ worth!

In total they sifted and sorted more than 17 million letters.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington), Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Other stars in the move include Susan Sarandon, Kerry Washington, and Moriah Brown.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

The women’s work was considered vital in raising the morale among US personnel at a vital moment during the last war.

Netflix says: “Almost a full century has passed since the end of World War II, but new stories about the quiet heroism of everyday individuals continue to come to light.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“Now Tyler Perry is tackling the war with his new film Six Triple Eight, the story of the war’s only all-black, all-female battalion.

“Perry will write and direct, his fourth effort for Netflix.

“Joining the cast of Perry’s film is a star-studded ensemble worthy of the film’s real-life inspirations.

6888 Filming Duxford (Perry Tyler and Kerry Washington),Duxford, Cambridge Tuesday 14 February 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

6888 Filming Duxford (Tyler Perry and Kerry Washington),
Duxford, Cambridge
Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“Headed up by Kerry Washington, the cast also includes Ebony Obsidian, Milauna Jackson, Pepi Sonuga, Sarah Jeffery, Shanice Shantay, Jay Reeves, Dean Norris, Sam Waterston, Kylie Jefferson, Jeanté Godlock, Moriah Brown, Oprah Winfrey, and Susan Sarandon.

“Yes, that Oprah Winfrey.”

 

 

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