An eager British army recruit (Peter Firth) in World War I is assigned to a Royal Flying Corps squadron stationed in France. His romanticized view of warfare is quickly shattered as he learns the harsh realities of aerial combat and sees his commander (Malcolm McDowell), an ex-schoolmate he once looked up to, depending on alcohol to cope with the carnage. Christopher Plummer, Trevor Howard, and Ray Milland also star in this powerful WWI drama. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.