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Into the Wind: The story of Bomber Command


Into the Wind film trailer

Into the Wind is Steven Hatton's first feature length documentary, capturing the life and wartime experiences of over 50 former Bomber Command aircrew veterans from the Second World War. As well as a document of unique historical value and significance, Into the Wind is a record of deeply personal stories, tales of friendships gained and lost, the perpetual possibility and proximity of death, the importance of love and family, the shared passion for flying and the moral implications of warfare.

The documentary was filmed across three continents and features interviews with former aircrew originating from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, all of whom nevertheless share the weight and responsibility of having helped change the course of history.

Man wearing flying goggles
Into the Wind tells the story of former Bomber Command aircrew

Produced by Electric Egg, a film, photography and animation studio based in Lincoln, the film looks at changing perspectives and the reawakening of memories in these veterans in a story told entirely through the veteran's own words.

The film shows veterans such as Ken Wallis, a nonagenarian whose post war career included flying sequences in the James Bond film, You Only Live Twice and who has been flying for over seventy years, continuing to fly in his self-designed autogyros over the skies of Norfolk. We also join Kenneth Harder, a former mid upper gunner who recounts his experiences whilst stood in a Lancaster bomber similar to the one he flew during the war. The film includes international contributions from the last surviving Dam Buster pilot, Les Munro; Trinidadian Navigator and former Judge, Ulric Cross and the late Cy Grant, actor, activist and musician from the former British Guiana who served as a navigator in Bomber Command.

The film is currently in post production and Electric Egg are looking to hear from broadcasters interested in the film. A mailing list is also available to join on their website for those wishing to keep informed of release dates, screening times and future DVD releases.

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