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)
Robert Latimer Cornell ...
 Crowley (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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 Archibald 'Archie' Sinclair (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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29 October 2006 (Canada)  »

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A nagy légiakció  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

When an inspection was made by authorities at Gander Newfoundland, they spoke relating to the loss of Sir Frederick Banting. It was said attributed to (aircraft engine) "coolant loss." The engine in the Hudson he was a passenger in, was the Pratt & Whitney R-1830-55 Twin Wasp 18 cylinder air-cooled engine. Since it is air-cooled, there could be no "coolant loss" to attribute a loss of a flight to this reason. See more »

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Enjoyable
31 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I rather enjoyed this movie. The costumes were excellent, the music was fantastic and the acting, if not Oscar worthy, was solid. The actors portraying the Newfoundlanders did themselves credit by portraying down-home, friendly characters in true East Coast style. Liane Balaban, who played Shelagh Emberly, was not great, her delivery lacked any real emotion but she carried herself well and wore the '40s era fashion with style. Richard E. Grant was amazing as Captain Bennett and Joss Ackland brought Churchill to life with vitality. Allan Hawco, who played Nathan Burgess, was a joy to watch, his performance was excellent. All in all it was wonderful to watch a movie about WWII which promoted Canadians and Newfoundlanders and our involvement in the war effort.


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