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Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. After a run in with the army, and a couple of thieves, they, with the cooperation of the village people and the Ornithology Society, help the eggs to hatch. A wonderful look at life in a small village, during World War II. Written by
Propaganda film, made late in WWII. Rural subject/setting. Light comedy
Shows rural England in a very nostalgic light and obviously intended to "cheer up" the audience after 5 years of war. Contains interesting elements within a small setting -- the alliance of the people (not just government) with the Red Army/Soviet ally; a decorated Royal Air Force pilot convalescing after serious injury; Land Army women and evacuation of children away from big cities. Suggested that the people of small communities working together can influence government and large organisations (such as the Army) to protect a small but significant environment in which a very rare bird was nesting in a nearby field, (believed to be the first time in living memory). Beautiful countryside, suggested to be the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire or Gloucestershire, but sadly no location was given for where filming actually took place.
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