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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Alan Ladd at his greatest in this ripcord thriller that rips at your emotions!
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This movie's closing epilogue states: "The producers of this film gratefully acknowledge the advice, assistance and facilities provided by the War Office and the Air Ministry and, above all, our thanks are due to the Officers and Men of the Airborne Forces - those men who wear the Red Beret." Apparently, on American prints of this film where this movie is called , the last stanza saying "those men who wear the Red Beret" is not included. See more
Right before the raid on the airfield at Bone, some of the paratroops bolt for a taxiing DC-3 and, without official authorization, climb aboard, so as not to miss their chance to take part in the airborne assault. This DC-3 has distinctive side markings, including a very visible "602" on the tail. Yet, when these same paratroops jump from this same plane, the side markings are now completely different, not the least of which is the total absence of the "602" tail number. 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