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DIED FOR FREEDOM - THE TRAGIC END OF FLIGHT "C CHARLIE"

52'
format hd
One-off

This drama-documentary tells the tragic story of 7 young airmen - one Canadian and 6 British, who died in the Hautes-Pyrenees, in July 1944.  A page of Resistance history was written there.

On the night on July 13th, a four-engine Halifax Bomber of the RAF loaded down with weapons, ammunition and money, takes off from Blida in Algeria with its 7-man crew. Its mission: resupply by parachute the Resistance Fighters of Nistos. The aircraft crashes at the foot of Douly's Peak. Was it a navigational error or a coordination problem with the Resistance? Nobody knows. The crash enables the Resistance to gain a decisive upper hand over the German forces. Since then, Douly’s Peak has become a symbolic place in its own right, for an entire generation of pilots, a sacrificed generation, heroes who freely volunteered to fight Nazism and support the French Résistance at any price.

Director(s) : BIANCONI (FRANCIS)

Producer(s) : TEA AND COFFEE

Production Year : 2016
Language(s) : English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.