True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.
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 Gen. Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
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 Pritchard 2 episodes, 2006
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 Sir Frederick Banting 2 episodes, 2006
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 Winston Churchill / ... 2 episodes, 2006
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 Shelagh Emberly 2 episodes, 2006
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 Group Captain Martin 2 episodes, 2006
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 Harrison 2 episodes, 2006
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 Don Bennett 2 episodes, 2006
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 Nathan Burgess 2 episodes, 2006
Brad Hodder ...
Mike Kiss ...
Sonia Laplante ...
Leah Lewis ...
 Rosie Burgess 2 episodes, 2006
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 Miss Bogston 2 episodes, 2006
James Mainprize ...
 First Lord 2 episodes, 2006
Roger Maunder ...
Peter Messaline ...
 Archibald 'Archie' Sinclair 2 episodes, 2006
Jonathan Montes ...
 Jazz Waiter 2 episodes, 2006
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 Joe Mackey 2 episodes, 2006
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 BBC Radio Announcer 2 episodes, 2006
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Allissa Ourakova ...
Anthony Paton ...
 Minister 2 episodes, 2006
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 Bill Jacobson 2 episodes, 2006
Tom Smart ...
 Radioman 2 episodes, 2006
Pete Soucy ...
Austin Strugnell ...
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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 »

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The cockpit side window is blanked out in the cockpit set and the example aircraft probably to simplify filming. See more »

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Pretty bad
31 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

That this was definitely not a great production. Although I admit that the story was entertaining and the acting wasn't bad. The computer generated imaging was terrible, and in almost in every scene I could see historical inaccuracies. All in all, a very amateurish production. Here are some factual inaccuracies I found.

  • The DC-3 shown was equipped with the wrong engines (modern turboprops), and of course sounded nothing like a DC-3.


  • One scene shows a de Havilland Chipmunk trainer in a hangar. There were no Chipmunks in service in 1940; the first one flew in 1946.


  • The RCAF ensign with maple leaf roundel was not in use in 1940. Use of the RCAF ensign with the leaf in the roundel wasn't used until 1941. If you saw a flag in 1940 it would have been the RAF ensign.


  • The USAAF landed in Gander in a Lancaster bomber. The USAAF did not use Lancasters, and certainly couldn't have been using them in 1940 since they were not yet in active operational service.


  • A modern dial tone could be heard during overseas telephone calls between Bennett and Lord Beaverbrook.


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