During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home. Written by
Steve Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film's opening prologue inter-title states: "B. for Bertie crashed on Sunday Morning, 04.31, but our story starts some fifteen hours earlier . . . . . . . " See more »
When they are escaping with the help of Jo de Vries, she tells them to look out for a boat with 2 white diamonds on the starboard side, but when seen they are on the port side. If the diamonds are on both sides why did Jo mention the starboard side? See more »
[as RAF bombers approach]
Jo de Vries:
You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing those masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts.
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A well made film which reflects attitudes of the time.
A very professionally made film which avoids some of the more patronising aspects of other British WWII films. This is even more surprising considering that it was made at a very dark time in UK history. An excellent dialogue which is very well delivered by the actors.
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