Mutiny in the Raf (1996)

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  • Director

    Ian Potts

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    United Kingdom

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In 1946 more than fifty thousand British airmen serving overseas staged the biggest mutiny in air force history. They were angry at the slow rate of demobilisation and suspected they were being kept abroad to quell any nationalist movements in India and the Far East. They were also angry at the contrast between their appalling living conditions and those of their superiors. In this film airmen and officers speak publicly for the first time about what happened.

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