In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go up in bullet-riddled "crates" and the casualty rate is appalling, but Brand can't make the "brass hats" at headquarters see reason. Insubordinate air ace Captain Courtney is another thorn in Brand's side...but finds the smile wiped from his face when he rises to command the squadron himself. Everyone keeps a stiff upper lip. Written by
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They roared through the dawn . . . with death on their wings !
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Did You Know?
Most of the aerial footage comes from Warner Bros.' previous 1930 version (The Dawn Patrol
(1930)). See more
In the beginning the planes shown landing and the planes that taxi up to the hangers are different. See more
Hooh, I did't understand a word, did you?
Lt. 'Scotty' Scott
No, I took German in school but...
So did I, but I can't understand the way these foreigners speak it.
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Plum and Apple
Sung a cappella by Errol Flynn
, David Niven
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