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The Flemish Farm (1943)

Approved | | War, Drama | 6 September 1943 (UK)
Wartime commando story based on fact. Allied airman risks return (on the ground) to occupied Belgium for the honour of his regiment.




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Credited cast:
Maj. Lessart
Jean Duclos
Philip Friend ...
Fernard Matagne
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Ronald Squire ...
Mary Jerrold ...
Mme. Duclos
Charles Compton ...
Richard George ...
Lily Kann ...
Farm wife (as Lily Khan)
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Himself (archive footage)


Wartime commando story based on fact. Allied airman risks return (on the ground) to occupied Belgium for the honour of his regiment.

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6 September 1943 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Bandeira da Esquadrilha  »

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This film's opening prologue states: "The following story is based on an actual incident, but for security reasons real names have not been used. The co-operation of the Belgian Government and of the Air Ministry is gratefully acknowledged." See more »


The stock footage of the Spitfires involved in the Battle of Britain has been reversed so that they travel from right to left across the screen. The squadron codes are back-to-front. See more »

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Poignantly conveys the pain of war.
18 May 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Made during the second world war when people were really suffering the pain (not just remembering it), this low budget simple tale of high ideals and patriotism is more powerful than many a later battlefield re-enactment. A tense commando operation is blended with touching personal scenes such as a mother and son meeting in occupied territory but too afraid to recognize each other. All combine to bring home the horrors and heroism of the wartime experience in a way that truly tugs the heart strings. Listen for the musical score by famous English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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