Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ...
To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.
Did You Know?
The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl. See more
When Munroe makes his approach to bomb the prison wall, the Germans look vertically up and run away, even though his Mosquitto is then shown to be still sufficiently far away and to be low enough to be close to the horizon. See more
[Watching the fire crews remove Kemble from the wrecked Mosquito
Well, lets hope those bloody pictures are worth it!
Edited from 633 Squadron