Hurricane – a movie about the 303 squadron in WWII

Hurricane movie
Hurricane movie

Hurricane (Squadron 303) is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed between the opposing jaws of Germany and Russia. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived.

Film crews started shooting scenes in January for the movie featuring actor Mel Gibson’s son Milo Gibson.  Gibson takes the role of Lt. Johnny Kent,  a Canadian flight lieutenant who led the 303 squadron of Hawker Hurricane fighter planes flown by Polish pilots at the height of the Battle of Britain.  Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon and ITV’s “Prime Suspect 1973” star Stefanie Martini also have roles in the movie.  It will be produced by Stray Dogs Films and Matt Whyte with David Blair directing and has a release date of Autumn this year.

War History Online has a good story with lots of background stuff here.

And of course, a little teaser is always good:

 

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