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Airmen of world war II

“At long last, history has been corrected with a moving documentary…masterfully directed by Mike Dorsey. Watch this film and be stirred.”—Huffington Post

This powerful film chronicles the little-known story of 168 Allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during World War II. Their incredible ordeal remained a secret for decades. Told through interviews with eight survivors from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, the film follows the group from the terror of being shot down over enemy territory, hiding with the French Resistance, to betrayal by a double agent and arrest by the German Gestapoto. In the darkest corners of the Holocaust, these men then faced starvation, disease, execution, forced marches, and even a devastating bombing by the Allied forces as they struggled to escape or survive the Buchenwald nightmare.

Led by their heroic commanding officer, a New Zealander named Phil Lamason, the group showed unimaginable courage and managed to maintain military order inside one of Germany’s most infamous concentration camps.

“Perhaps the true take-away from this film is that, despite official silence and media inattention, these veterans’ moral character and love of country shine through.”

—Huffington Post




114 MIN


English, French






Mike Dorsey





AWARDS and festival

Winner – Best Documentary, G.I. Film Festival
Winner Spirit of Independence Award Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Official Selection: St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Augustine Film Festival, Temecula Valley Film Festival, Ellensburg Film Festival, True Independent Film Festival-Seattle