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Death by Moonlight

It is only recently that I watched this film all the way to the end....obviously, as the son of a Bomber Command veteran, I was angered by the portrayal of aircrew as dupes of the bloodthirsty Bomber Harris. I am surprised the filmmakers were not sued for libel. I was astonished to see the Yorkshire farmer who kindly showed me around the Tholthorpe airfield in 1982 was in the film. He was giving two ex-aircrew ( Harvey and Brown) a tour, as he had done for me. His name was Geoff as I recall, and I doubt if was happy to be part of that film, if he ever saw it. 

  My question is , does anyone know if Ken Brown or Douglas Harvey ever had anything to say about their involvement with this film after it came out? I would think they would have been rather disappointed to say the least, with the films portrayal of aircrew, Harris and the Bomber Campaign....

Cheer, Clint. 


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It's too bad that that segment was such an atrocity as the Hong Kong segment "Savage Christmas" was excellent.

Don't know about Ken in particular (617 Sqn, 3rd wave of the Dams raid) but I was quite close to a few of the veterans involved in the "reception" section:

They were extremely disappointed in how it all turned out.

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