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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.
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Peter MacNeill ...  Gen. Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Wisden ...  Pritchard 2 episodes, 2006
Jason Priestley ...  Sir Frederick Banting 2 episodes, 2006
Joss Ackland ...  Winston Churchill / ... 2 episodes, 2006
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Liane Balaban ...  Shelagh Emberly 2 episodes, 2006
Mark Caven ...  Group Captain Martin 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Chafe Robert Chafe ...  Tailor 2 episodes, 2006
Steve Cochrane Steve Cochrane ...  Harrison 2 episodes, 2006
Mika Collins ...  Vanessa 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Latimer Cornell Robert Latimer Cornell ...  Crowley 2 episodes, 2006
Mark Critch ...  Pittman 2 episodes, 2006
Sean Wayne Doyle Sean Wayne Doyle ...  Rider 2 episodes, 2006
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ...  Jeffers 2 episodes, 2006
Richard E. Grant ...  Don Bennett 2 episodes, 2006
Allan Hawco ...  Nathan Burgess 2 episodes, 2006
Brad Hodder Brad Hodder ...  Worchuk 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Kiss Mike Kiss ...  Dales 2 episodes, 2006
Sonia Laplante Sonia Laplante ...  Liz 2 episodes, 2006
Leah Lewis Leah Lewis ...  Rosie Burgess 2 episodes, 2006
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Anthony Paton Anthony Paton ...  Minister 2 episodes, 2006
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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

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Drama | War

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Canada

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English

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29 October 2006 (Canada) See more »

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A nagy légiakció See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The closing epilogue of this TV mini-series states: "Bennett's team became the heart of the R.A.F. Ferry Command. With their American allies they delivered over 25,000 aircraft from Newfoundland, changing the course of the war. More than 500 men and women died flying for Ferry Command. Captain Don Bennett went onto found and lead the Pathfinders, an elite group of pilots who led Allied bombers to their targets in Nazi Germany." See more »

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The DC-3 shown in the first episode was equipped with modern turboprops, and of course sounded nothing like a DC-3. See more »

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Excellent period drama
1 November 2006 | by bussey-1See all my reviews

This film is a fantastic period drama that uses actual events to tell an enchanting story. It was quite enjoyable to watch the events leading up to the establishment of the Ferry Command unfold and the four hour running time seem to fly by. My only disappointment with part one was having to wait until the following night to see the second half. I am eagerly awaiting a rebroadcast or release to video so I can enjoy this entertaining film again.

It is refreshing to see Newfoundlanders portrayed as something other than comedic simpletons. This film is a showcase for the hospitality, generosity, wit, and intelligence for which Newfoundlanders have long been known.

It is unfortunate the filmmakers were unable to delve deeper into some of the events that occurred during that time such as German U-Boats landing in Newfoundland and Labrador to obtain fresh water and establish weather stations, or the sinking of the S. S. Caribou by a U-Boat.

There is a great deal of history in Newfoundland and it is always exciting when someone takes the time to present it to the world in such an entertaining and enjoyable manner. It is clear the filmmakers researched this subject very carefully and made certain that what was presented is historically accurate.

I hope this inspires others to dig into our history and heritage to create other cinematic works.


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