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Bomber Boys: The Flying Lancaster

Filmmaker: Frantic Films
Year: 2005
Length: 4 x 47 Minute Episodes
Color: Color
Details: SD
Cast: Daniel Crowe, Matthew English, Christopher Gottfried


As seen on PBS comes a new living history series set in the early days of World War II. They say its the young who fight the old men's wars. During the darkest days of the Second World War, teenagers from around the world came together to learn how to fly, fight and die in the skies over Europe. Using a unique blend of living history elements, CGI, first-person interviews and never-before-seen W.W.II footage, this dramatic four-part documentary series, follows a new generation of "Bomber Boys" as they train to become a Lancaster Bomber crew. All are descendants of British, Australian, American and Canadian airmen, and while these new recruits struggle to come to terms with 1940s discipline and values - we hear the harrowing anecdotes of the "real" Bomber Boys - the veterans who flew into the night skies over Occupied Europe to fight in some of the most critical battles of the war. As the two groups come together, a special bond emerges and a bridge is built between the generations.

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