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.
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The car David McCullum drives in the London scene appears to be a Rolls Royce Phantom I Henley Roadster 1927. See more
When leaving their aircraft after missions, the aircrews are seen to have blackened cheeks - just like the World War 1 fighter pilots who returned from aerial combats bearing the same marks. However the airmen of the 1914-18 conflict received the facial smudges from cordite smoke that was blown backwards from the exposed breeches of machine guns mounted in front of the open cockpits of that era. The Mosquito had a closed cockpit and its forward-firing weapons were mounted in the nose - the gun breeches were not exposed, they were situated below the plywood floor of the cockpit and expended cartridge cases went through ejection ports. Mosquito pilots sometimes complained about feeling excessive vibration through their feet when firing long bursts with 20mm cannons, but never had to worry about streaked faces. See more
[During a low level flight to a target in France, Munroe's Navigator leans over to him
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
I hope you brought your driving licence with you.
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
You fly this thing any lower, you're going to need it!
Edited from Operation Crossbow