As French bomber crews prepare an air raid from a base in England, we learn the story of Matrac, a French journalist who opposed the Munich Pact. Framed for murder and sent to Devil's Island, he and four others escape. They are on a ship bound for Marseilles when France surrenders and fascist sympathizer Major Duval tries to seize the ship for Vichy.
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Did You Know?
The FW 200 could also carry a 900-kilogram (2,000 lb) bomb load or naval mines to use against shipping. It was claimed that between June 1940 and February 1941, they sank 331,122 tonnes (365,000 tons) of shipping, despite a rather crude bombsight. As of August 1941, the aircrews were told to cease all shipping attacks in order to save the few remaining aircraft. The FW 200 plane model was to be a FW 200 C-5 model. See more
In the film, the aircraft used by the Free French squadrons are American-built Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses, and are described as such by Capt. Freycinet. There actually were two Free French heavy bomber squadrons based in England: Groupes de Bombardment GB II/23 "Guyenne" and GB I/25 "Tunisie," which were part of the Royal Air Force as 346 and 347 Squadrons respectively. However, they did not fly Fortresses. Their aircraft was the British-built Handley Page Halifax. Obviously, for Hollywood purposes, Fortresses were easier to obtain than Halifaxes. See more
My comrades, I can think of no more fitting last words for our friend than those which he himself wrote as his last words and wasn't able to deliver. "My dear son, today you are 5 years old and your father has never seen you. But someday, in a better world, he will. I write to you of that day. Together we walk, hand in hand. We walk and we look. And some of the things we see are wonderful, and some are terrible. On a green stretch of ground are 10,000 graves, and you feel hatred welling up in ...
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Someday I'll Meet You Again
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Corinna Mura
at the nightclub
Sung also by an offscreen male voice
Played on piano by Michèle Morgan
Played often as part of the score See more