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Target for Tonight (1941)

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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

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bomber | air crew | world war two | See All (3) »

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Actually filmed under fire! The RAF is its cast! The RAF filmed it!

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18 August 1941 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Alvo para Esta Noite  »

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Flying Officer Charles Pickard, the unflappable pilot who smokes a pipe, and his co-pilot (and close friend) were both lost in the famous Mosquito raid on Amiens Prison later in the war. See more »

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Although the film was about a bomber squadron flying Wellingtons, the aircraft shown on the movie poster are actually Boulton Paul Defiant fighters. See more »

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F For Freddie Crew and Film Style
10 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film I believe the was one of the first in a series made during the Second World war using only serving forces personnel and not actors . The crew of F for Freddie were skippered by Squadron Leader Pickard . I think one of the subtle messages that comes across is the informal method of command within the crew for they all knew that their lives depended upon the skills and performance of each other . The crew captain's role was to ensure they worked as a team and this film demonstrates aspect this well . It indeed would be interesting to know if any of the crew survived the war . Regrettably I do know that Group Captain Pickard , as he became , was killed in action about four years after the film was made . His last operation was the bombing of the Amiens Jail to release imprisoned French Resistance Fighters . The raid involved precision bombing by Mosquitoe Bombers to create breaches in the perimeter walls and demolish German Guard buildings . The raid was a success and over 100 Resistance Fighters escaped . Group Captain Pickard was killed during the return journey to England .


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