Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake

The Complete Series

DVD - 2011
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Follows the adventures, heartaches and rites of passage of the fighter pilots of RAF Hornet Squadron during World War II.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : BFS Video, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama PIECE
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (312 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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At the beginning of World War II, fighter pilots were England's sole defense against the German forces. The lives (and deaths) of one squadron are depicted here. Based on the novel by Derek Robinson.

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Sep 22, 2011

An interesting mini-series about a fighter squadron in the early days of the second world war. A good portrayal of mistaken perceptions of the general population and those who fought, as well as an illustration of personality types and coping. Rather heavy-handed in that regard: a number of the characters are close to caricature. Interestingly, the series does a very good job of engendering, in the viewer, the feelings of tragedy and uncertainty that must have been part of that world. Production values aren't bad, but you can easily see where they saved money by re-using flight and fighting sequences over and over again: at times the obvious reiteration becomes distracting.

Jan 08, 2010

Outstanding and realistic portrayal of "the few" fighter pilots in the RAF who held off Hitler's Luftwaffe in WWII.


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