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?
This was not the first movie to feature "bouncing bombs". They were seen in the earlier British war movie, The Dam Busters
(1955). See more
The Mosquito aircraft carrying Highball bombs in the film use an extendable air-scoop fitted to the rear of the bomb bay. Real Highball aircraft used a pair of scoops fitted either side of the fuselage, under the wing roots. 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