When Flight Lt Forbes and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information, about a hidden German aircraft factory, that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try and cause as much damage as possible. Then with the chasing Germans about to pounce, they come up with an ingenious plan to escape.
Man alive, just picture this excitement!
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Over the fresh grave of Flight Officer Lloyd Hollis (Ronald Sinclair); Flight Lt. Terrence Forbes (Erroll Flynn) recites a line of poetry "If some corner of a foreign field...that is forever England." The poem it refers to is "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke (1887 - 1915):
If I should die, think only this of me; That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, 5 Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. See more
German troopers throughout the movie are wearing the clunky WW1 era M-16 helmet, which had become obsolete in the German Army long before WW2 came around, having been replaced by a much sleeker and lighter model. See more
Maj. Otto Baumeister
We have decent instincts, but we have also an iron fist!
Original music by Christina Macpherson (1895)
(Based on the Scottish tune "Craigielee", music by James Barr, with words by Robert Tannahill)
Revised music by Marie Cowan
Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Partially sung a cappella by Errol Flynn See more