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Secret Flight (1946)

School for Secrets (original title)
During WW2, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prof. Heatherville
... Prof. Laxton-Jones
... Dr. McVitie
Ernest Jay ... Dr. Dainty
... Mr. Watlington
... Sir Duncan Wills
Norman Webb ... Dr. Wainwright
... Lt. Cmdr. Lowther
Pamela Matthews ... Mrs. Watlington
Joan Haythorne ... Mrs. Laxton-Jones
Joan Young ... Mrs. McVitie
Ann Wilton ... Mrs. Dainty
... Jack Arnold
David Hutcheson ... Squadron Leader Sowerby
... Group Capt. Aspinall
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Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Without it the little island could well have been overrun. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The secret a Million kept !

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23 December 1946 (UK)  »

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Facts from a JSO who was at TRE.
25 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was a Junior Scientific Officer at TRE Malvern and lent my Wellington aircraft to the film makers to show 'window' deployment. I recall seeing a clip of this activity in 1946, whether in a cinema or at TRE theatre I cannot recall. The DVD does not show it. The DVD is factually incorrect,the acting dreadful and the plot frequently chronologically incorrect. Life at TRE was nothing like that portrayed and the love story sloppy in the extreme The operator in the Bruneval Raid was Flight Sergeant Cox, the only person dressed in RAF uniform. Probably as some colonel in a plush office whose nearest to the war was the golf course or polo ground saying that'We can't have an RAF chap in army uniform eh what' It was this raid which caused the overnight exodus from Worth to Malvern College for fear of reprisals. R.B-K


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