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The film tells the story of the blond "singing sailor" Hannes Kröger who works in a St. Pauli club on the Große Freiheit 7, and falls in love with a girl. But she prefers his rival Willem and Hannes returns to the sea.
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.Written by
Orde Saunders <ODS101@York.ac.uk>
When Croft (Peter Firth) and Captain Sinclair (Christopher Plummer) inspect an S.E. 5 aircraft, the latter says, "We had pups before." "We are damn lucky to get these." The "pups" is a reference to the Sopwith Pup fighter aircraft. It entered service in autumn 1916 and had been mostly withdrawn from service by the time the movie takes place, in October 1917. See more »
Major Gressham is depicted as the leader of 76 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.
That particular squadron was based in England throughout the war and never saw action in France or elsewhere. See more »
Opening credits prologue: England October 1916 See more »
Some DVD releases feature a shorter print which reduces the French restaurant scene and misses out shots of the officers looking at a slideshow of nude photographs. These appear to have been made by the distributor, as the film has never been cut by the BBFC. See more »
I remember seeing this movie with my grandfather when it came out. My Grandfather was an observer in the RFC during WWI and so had real life views on what the movie was portraying.
I found the movie fascinating and well made, albeit rather sad, but my opinion paled against that of my grandfather. He never spoke too much about that time, but he did comment on how well the movie was made and how it fairly accurately summed up the feelings of the day, the high mortality, the bravery and the terrible mental burden it put on the combatants.
He was shot down 90 years ago over St Julien in France but survived to have a full and fruitful life. Yes i know some purists are mentioning the inaccuracy of some of the planes but to him it did not matter as the story of young human life was more relevant. I would advise anyone to see this movie to remind themselves of the great risks and sacrifices these young men took, he was 22 when he was shot down but many were much younger.
a great reminder of the risks taken by many young men who should have been enjoying life at that time. We should never forget them nor allow the lessons learned to fade away
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