About the film
Normandy - Neman
Release Date: February 24, 1960
|Production Companies||:||Franco London Films, Les Films Alkam, Mosfilm|
|Director||:||Jean Dréville, Damir Vyatich-Berezhnykh|
|Writers||:||Charles Spaak, Konstantin Simonov, Elsa Triolet|
A certain number of French fighter pilots who will not accept the Second Armistice at Compiègne nor Vichy's orders decide to join the USSR. Once they have reached Moscow they resume training and form a squadron they call "Normandie". Reinforced in 1944, the squadron wins many victories. Following the acts of valor displayed by its pilots during the Battle of the Nieman River, it becomes the "Normandie-Niemen" squadron for the rest of times...