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The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II. Written by
E.A. Milne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Douglas Bader received a CBE from the Queen (Commander of the British Empire) for services to the disabled the same year that the film was released. See more »
In the opening scene, raw recruits at Cranwell carry out a short but very complicated drill maneuver in civilian dress. In reality they would have known nothing on that first day.
In fact the "raw recruits" all seem to be ex-Public School boys where they would have been drilled as cadets in school as part of the curriculum, as was common practice until relatively recently. See more »
[Bader is at a sanatorium in recovery and listening to a fellow patient complain about pains to one of his legs]
. Have it off, old boy, have it off.
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Inspirational British World War II Air Force drama
What do you mean, you haven't seen this film? A classic World War 2 RAF adventure film depicting the true British spirit of one man's (Douglas Bader) fight to overcome the loss of both legs in a flying accident, to become a Wing Commander in the Battle of Britain. Lewis Gilbert keeps the film crackling along at a fast pace with Kenneth More, at the peak of his form, delivering the goods with a first rate supporting cast - don't miss it.
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