Director : Walter Grauman Production Company : Mirisch Films Region : SOUTH EAST R-Z,SOUTH WEST,SCOTLAND
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway that supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day. Their nearly impossible mission is further complicated by a German air raid, the difficult approach to the target and the capture and torture of the underground leader who is assisting the squadron.
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633s011. An RAF Staff car pulls up at the sentry gate of RAF Sutton Craddock.
633s012. Wing Commander Roy Grant arrives outside The Black Swan.
633s013. During a quiet moment, Wing Commander Roy Grant (Cliff Robertson) takes Hilde Bergman (Maria Perschy) for a picnic beside a river. This still is taken just before the camera pans left onto them. According to a 633 Squadron Wikipedia entry, this is the same location as the river scene in From Russia With Love.
633s013n. Ivor Williams provides this shot of Tykes Water Lake in Elstree adding that it has indeed been used in many TV programs and movies over the years. These include, he says, the opening titles of the 6th series of The Avengers showing Linda Thorson running over it. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 14-08-2017)
633s014. The entrance to a German Command Post that 633 Squadron are asked to destroy. Possibly this is a stage set. Yes it is indeed a set, see http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/studios/mgmblot.htm (RL)
633s015. Another view of the German Command post shortly before being destroyed. Looks very much like a stage setting. A set it is, see http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/studios/mgmblot.htm (RL)
633s016. Final shots of a high ranking RAF officer walking from the Control Tower at RAF Sutton Craddock. Throughout the movie there are several aerial shots of bombing runs etc. These would be very difficult to pin point their locations as there are no identifying structures to aid visual identifaction. Most were filmed in Scotland.