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This review is from: Wings - The Complete BBC Box Set [DVD]  (DVD)
Despite its age this production tells the story well. The real plane scenes on the ground and in the air are remarkably good for their time and a nice change from CG stuff we get now. For me this series shows the frustration, the fears, the comradeship, the squabbles and losses and also the mundane day to day life with great attention to the characters who continually have to put on a brave face to save their sanity. In reality there is no 'gung ho' mega exciting action in war with loads of succesful 'kills' and for most of the time there are many disappointments and frustrations which are all portrayed well here. It was extremely difficult to shoot down a plane unless it was hit in the right place on the first pass and the problems of equipment are rarely shown in productions elsewhere, however good. Altogether a realistic and refreshing series. Recommended for its great stab at authenticity. Minor imperfections in the story can be overlooked and strangely I liked the slightly inferior quality of the 'film' due to its age - it somehow makes it more realistic.