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The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | | Adventure, War | July 1969 (USA)
A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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Col. Greg Brandon
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Gabrielle
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Gen. Palmer
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Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
Michael Evans ...
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Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik ...
Lt. Jacoby
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Lt. Archer
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Capt. Douglass
Tim McIntire ...
Lt. Quimby
Barry Atwater ...
Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas ...
Lt. Richman
John Carter ...
Middleton
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Maj. Varga
Charles Dierkop ...
Railla
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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The 1,000 Plane Raid  »

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When the ground crew and medics remove the dead bombardier from the nose of Lt Archer's plane at the end of the first mission, we hear the distinctive sound of glass breaking as they open the nose. The clear portions of the nose of a B-17 or any bomber are made of plexiglas, a plastic which makes an entirely different sound when broken. See more »

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thousand plane raid, excellent snapshot of the war in the air(WWII)
23 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i especially like these period films about the war in the air. I thought this war film was in the same class as the Mathew Modine B-17 pic,'MEMPHIS BELLE'. Particularly, memorable was the segment, where the British & American pilots are resting in a debriefing room when the music on the radio is interrupted by a German propaganda speech. This is a historical fact, that, like the 'TOkyo Rose' radio chats that were meant to demoralize the U.S.soldiers(also U.S.naval forces) in the Pacific,'Lord HAW-HAW' was a concerted effort by German intelligence to broadcast propaganda to hurt the American/allied air campaign of WWII. (Unbeknownst to the allies, the Germans had broken the allies 'ultra' code, allowing them priceless intelligence regarding B-17 bombing runs in Europe) . ALthough, I may be mistaken('ultra' intercepts provided the Nazis only valuable intelligence information about 8th army tactical moves in the North African Campaign(1040-1943?)

All in all, a great film,using actual historical facts....


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