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
The amount of engine oil on Flynn's face. See more
[Asking Phipps to translate to the German POW
Ask him if he'll drink a toast to the dead.
Referenced in Twelve O'Clock High
Plum and Apple
Sung a cappella by Errol Flynn
, David Niven
and James Burke See more