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Opening credits: All characters and events depicted in this motion picture are purely fictitious and any similarity to any person living or dead or to any actual event is purely coincidental. See more »
During the end credits, as the car approaches Buckingham Palace, there are some cars that are obviously from the early 1950s, not 1943 when the movie is set. See more »
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Probably the most realistic movie on Bomber Command in WWII
This is probably the most realistic drama filmed about Bomber Command late in WWII. The technical details are superb.. the right aircraft in the right locations with the correct props and background.
The acting really is first class and if it seems a little stilted then that's how it was then... if you don't believe me watch "Target for Tonight" which covered a Wellington Bomber mission early in the war and used real RAF crews .
There are no over the top heroics, but the mood is just right, with a constant tension even in moments of relaxation... the war had become a relentless exercise in mechanised killing with operational crews knowing that the chances of them living to complete a full tour of 30 operations was one in four at best, but they just got on with it. far better than "The Dam Busters".
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