Hurricane (Squadron 303) is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the ...
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Hurricane (Squadron 303) is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed between the opposing jaws of Germany and Russia. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived.
RAF Northolt (the home of 303 Squadron) was replicated at White Waltham airport (situated west of London) as Northolt had very few period buildings and no longer had a grass runway. See more »
The squadron's first victory, while still in training, is a Dornier Kondor bomber (identifible by its twin motor and round cockpit with is front machine gun post). While it was first identified as such, it was later known it was a Messerschmitt Bf 110 when the remains of the plane were excavated in the 1980's. See more »
Watch this movie.
The total budget was likely what was spent just for catering a 'skyscraper' movie I wasted a few hours watching.
I AM an aficionado of WW2, I can spot mistakes. AND?
The story of these brave men is not well known - a pity. There were several groups of pilots from several occupied countries who made it to Britain and fought like lions. The poles, were brave - and nuts. Some of the crazy scenes - are true (not a spoiler).
The effects - yah, not up to Hollywood top CGI, but, enjoy a true story with good acting,
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