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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This movie's opening prologue states: "This story tells of one small part of the war - The story of those men who joined the Parachute Regiment - Men from many different countries and creeds, who were to find themselves one day in a parachute training establishment. Only in the telling and in the spirit of the men themselves do history and fiction meet - even if we dare not show in this film what some of these men did in fact and in real life achieve. For nobody would ever believe it." 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
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