Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by
To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.
Did You Know?
The whole pre-credits sequence in its entirety was taken from the studio's previous picture, Operation Crossbow
(1965). This movie would also utilize footage from the studio's earlier 633 Squadron
(1964), most noticably the shot of Munroe rolling on the ground to extinguish the flames on the back of his flying jacket, after rerturning from the recon mission. See more
As the crippled plane makes a suicide dive at the tunnel mouth and the tunnel explodes a split second before the plane impacts. See more
When your parents died, and you came to live with us, Mother and I always admired your spirit, the way you handled your grief, and went on with your life.
Well, that's what they would have wanted me to do.
I... I only hope we can do as well, Quint.
Edited from 633 Squadron