Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, marry and have a baby girl when Violette Szabo receives the dreaded telegram informing her of his death in North Africa. Shortly afterwards, Violette is approached to join the SOE (Special Operations Executive). Should she stay and look after her baby or "do her duty" ? Written by
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Wildfrid Bonnin, the public health inspector for the London Borough of Lambeth, went to inspect the mobile canteen catering for 100 workers on location. He was pleasantly surprised to discover what they were filming as he used to be an air raid warden with Violette's father. See more »
Violette boards the airplane on his first mission on the left side of the plane; however when she arrives she somehow gets out on the right side of the plane. This was not the type of airplane where that would be possible. This type of plane only has two positions. The markings on the left side that she boards on, are LXT; the markings on the right side TLX. These markings would always be the same (reading from right to left) on both sides of the plane. See more »
A solid inspiring story of wartime bravery in World War II
It must be a sign of getting older but I find myself watching old films more and more now. Sky showed this film recently, and I much preferred it to some of the modern blockbusters they show. Virgina McKenna does an excellent job of portraying Violetta Szabo. Good old Jack Warner (Sergeant Dixon!) is excellent as the long suffering father. Paul Scofield is brilliant playing the part of Tony. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert, who also directed "Alfie" and "Educating Rita". It brings home the suffering normal people went through, as well as heroines like Violetta. I defy anyone not to be moved by the ending. Hopefully it is available on DVD now as it belongs in anyone`s collection.
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