Above and Beyond (2006)

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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

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 Winston Churchill / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Shelagh Emberly (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Pittman (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Don Bennett (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Nathan Burgess (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Drake (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Bill Jacobson (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Lord Beaverbrook (2 episodes, 2006)
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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

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The closing epilogue of this TV mini-series states: "Bennett's team became the heart of the R.A.F. Ferry Command. With their American allies they delivered over 25,000 aircraft from Newfoundland, changing the course of the war. More than 500 men and women died flying for Ferry Command. Captain Don Bennett went onto found and lead the Pathfinders, an elite group of pilots who led Allied bombers to their targets in Nazi Germany." See more »

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The aircraft crews are using headphones with coiled cables. Coiled cables did not exist in 1940. See more »

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The airplanes deserve an apology
24 June 2008 | by (virginia) – See all my reviews

Possible the worst movie on my favorite subject of aviation. Right up there with 'Pearl Harbor' for a what-were-they-thinking stinker. There are so many errors of fact that it is not worth sitting thru the miserable acting and plot to note them all. The announcement that the Nazis had two aircraft carriers (as already noted in IMDb goofs) was bad enough, but to have an American general arrive in a RAF Lancaster bomber was way beyond credible. Even the costuming was bad; uniforms did not fit, there were too many meal ribbons and why were neckties not drawn up correctly.

Only good parts were with the actual flyable Lockheed Hudson and all too brief scenes with the Avro Lancaster.


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