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Polish 303 Squadron hits big screen in Hurricane

The story of the Polish fliers of 303 Squadron during the Battle of Britain is the focus of the upcoming film, "Hurricane". These brave pilots found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach, fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war machine, finally made their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of 'The Few'. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive. In the lethal melee above England in that summer of 1940, they fought with a tenacity and skill that earned them the admiration of the whole British nation. The dogfights against superior planes cost some of the men their lives. The constant strain of gladiatorial combat took away the sanity of others. But, as Zumbach discovers as the war ends, becoming the best in the RAF is a hollow victory for the Poles. Hurricane shows how, even in a man’s finest hour, cynical political manoeuvrings can destroy his hopes, strip away his dignity and lead him to a very dark place.

And for you 'Game of Thrones' fans, the leading character in the film (Jan Zumbach) will be played by none other than Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon)! Other stars include Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Stephanie Martini (Crooked House, Prime Suspect 1973), Kristof Hadek (Under the Skin, Dark Blue World, 3 Seasons in Hell), Marcin Dorocinski (Roza, Jack Strong, Pitbull, Anthropoid). The Battle of Britain is a huge part of our "Britain at War! Tour" - we spend a night in Kent Country (southern England) and we visit world-class museums on the Tour, including the Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Underground Wartime Tunnels beneath Dover Castle. This Tour also includes "Tiger Day" at the Bovington Tank Museum! For more information and details, and to book our Britain at War! Tour, please visit our website at or contact us at or by phone, toll-free at (888) 991-6718.

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