We Dive At Dawn Reach For The Sky

12/11/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 12/11/2001
  |  233 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
We Dive At Dawn Reach For The Sky Film Poster

Synopsis

A World War 2 double bill. 'We Dive at Dawn' highlights the characters (all aged only between 19 and 23 years) as much as the actual events. The British submarine Sea Tiger's crew is looking forward to a long shore-leave after months at sea. This is cut short when they are ordered to pursue and sink the German battleship Brandenburg. The crew's sub-Commander (John Mills) struggles to fulfil the mission despite discovering that the battleship is heavily defended. Along the way Sea Tiger encounters many obstacles and once the crew has attempted to sink the battleship they have to escape knowing that they are about to run out of fuel. Whilst 'Reach For the Sky' is the story of Douglas Bader (Kenneth More), the RAF pilot who despite losing both his legs in 1931 went on to fly for his country in the Second World War and become a hero of the Battle of Britain. He was finally shot down over France and remained a POW for the rest of the war but returned to England to lead a victory flight of 3,000 planes over London.