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A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good. Written by
Orde Saunders <ODS101@York.ac.uk>
When Croft and Captain Sinclair inspects an S.E.5 aircraft the latter says "We had pups before." "We are damn lucky to get these" The "pups" is a reference to the Sopwith Pup fighter aircraft. It entered service in autumn 1916 and had been mostly withdrawn from service by the time the movie takes place (October 1917). See more »
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Fantastic film of WW1, superb acting - a taste of WW1 Airwar.
I really enjoyed this movie. Helps if you are interested in WW1 Airwar of course.
Good story, well told by excellent acting. Also brings home the harshness of war and the fragility of life.
Malcolm MacDowell is the seasoned veteran Major running a squadron of mainly recruits with a few old hands, it shows the two sides of WW1 the public side showing a brave face to the public at large and then contrasts this with reality of being on the front line.
Some of the aircraft are not quite authentic but made to look so, still doesn't really detract from the action and period.
Very well done.
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