La grande vadrouille

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La Grande Vadrouille poster

Movie (1966)
English title : Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!

Bourvil (Augustin Bouvet)
Louis de Funes (Stanislas Lefort)
Claudio Brook (Peter Cunningham)
Andréa Parisy (Sœur Marie-Odile)
Colette Brosset (Germaine)
Mike Marshall (Alan MacIntosh)

A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew (Terry Thomas as a flight captain) land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians (Louis De Funès in the role of a conductor and Bourvil as a house painter), they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern part of France, still not occupied by the Germans.

Morane-Saulnier MS-502 Criquet

The Criquet is a Fieseler Storch with a french Salmson engine, built after 1945.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

GrVadrouille MS-502.jpg
Morane-Saulnier MS.502, c/n 389, usually F-BBNP.

Castel C.25S Biarritz

French soaring drawn in the middle of WW2.

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GrVadrouille CASTEL C-25S Biarritz.JPG

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Footage of archive movie taken during paradropping at the end of WW2. Used during the ending credits.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

B-17G (s/n 44-8846), F-BGSP until 1985 which was acting again 23 years later in Memphis Belle - look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Boeing B-17 playing a british bomber damaged by the german AAA.

Handley Page H.P.61 Halifax B mk 2

Seen during the initial credits, a quick glimpse from a wartime footage.

Nose of an Handley-Page Halifax B Mark 2.

Handley Page H.P.61 Halifax B mk 3

Handley-Page Halifax B Mark 3 with the typical new design of its twin tail.

Douglas A-26 Invader

Despite views of B-17 and Halifax, the pilot has only two gas activator.

Cockpit from a Douglas B-26.

Unidentified Aircraft

What seems to be a Vickers Wellington.

Maybe a Vickers Wellington.

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