It is difficult to know whether to classify Journey Together as a documentary (which is how much of it feels) or as a work of fiction, as all the faces in the film are actual servicemembers including the actors who perform the major roles. And quite a lineup: Richard Attenborough, Jack Watling, David Tomlinson, and George Cole, among others, all of whom at that time, together with the director John Boulting, were members of the RAF and during filming were still in uniform (while released in 1946, it was filmed during hostilities). The only exception to this being Edward G. Robinson, who gives a wonderful performance as their flying instructor in Arizona, who was too old at that time to serve in WW II. Produced very professionally by the RAF film unit, the film is shot mainly in authentic locations, most importantly in the aircraft themselves - the final scenes in a Lancaster on a mission to Berlin and a ditching in the English Channel giving a real sense of the cramped conditions of what this was actually like. Journey Together is not only a fascinating record of life in the RAF, but hangs together well as a story following David (Richard Attenborough) from his induction into the service through training as an aspiring pilot - an ambition at which he fails, to his ultimate fulfillment on a night mission to Berlin as navigator. One aspect that distinguishes this film from the typical "stiff upper lip" British war dramas with their more mature actors, is that here the players are all, as was the case, fresh faced youngsters (Attenborough and Watling were still only around twenty when the movie started filming). It is surprising that this film is not more well known, for it is a gem, and despite the somewhat nonchalant attitude to flak and impending disaster, a rewarding insight into the real look and feel of the Second World War.