Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute Brigade was led by Major 'John Frost' (Major Snow). An RAF radar expert, Flight Sergeant C.W.H. Cox (Sergeant Box) accompanied the raiders to tell them what to take back to England. Written by
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The skies go black with thousands of fighting men hurtling into battle!
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Some of the characters in the film are based on actual people, but their names have been changed in suggestive ways. Major Snow is based on the real John Frost. Major General Whiting represents the real General Browning (and the actor bears quite a resemblance to him). See more
When McKendrick, Penny and Major Snow are waiting for the arrival of the DC3 Dakotas, we see a DC3 landing with the markings of the United States Air Force, which was not formed until 1948. During the time period of the film it was still The US Army Air Corps. See more
Red River Valley
Traditional, lyrics modified as a parachutists' song
Sung on the pub, and whistled and hummed throughout the film as a theme See more