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Wing-commander Tim Mason leads a squadron of Lancaster bombers on almost nightly raids from England. Having flown eighty-seven missions he will shortly be retiring from flying, but the strain is showing. He tries to make sure his men concentrate only on their job and so keeps women away from the base, but then he himself meets naval officer Eve Canyon. Written by
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When Tim arrived by himself at the pub he lights a cigarette, then removes some tobacco from his tongue with his fingers. He rubs his fingers together and moves the cigarette pack. As we cut to the next shot he rubs his fingers together again and moves the pack again. See more »
Closing credits epilogue: This story is humbly dedicated to all those airmen who were unable to keep an Appointment in London See more »
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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