Reach for the Sky (1956)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - POW Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 5, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 136 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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One of the many inspirational true stories told about WWII, this is the story of Douglas Bader, an undauntable character who was involved in an accident which cost him both of his legs. Despite this, he became a WWII squadron commander and was a hero during the Battle of Britain. Shot down over France and held prisoner by the Germans, he still survived and returned to England leading 3,000 planes over London in a victory flight.

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war, aerial, airborne, Air-Force, amputation, barnstorming, Britain, capture, courage, flight, flying, handicap, imprisonment, injury, POW (Prisoner of War), battle [war], Germany, plans