Flight Nurse (1953)

I thought this was a terrific film, and as the Korean War is mostly known as the "unknown" or "forgotten" war we could all learn a thing or two from this motion picture, made back when the wounds were still healing. It is the story of a flight nurse, based on a true lady of the sky, Lillian Kinkella Keil, who died at the age of 88 in 2005.

My youngest aunt was a nurse in the Swedish Air Force, so I hope she gets to watch this. Sweden, as a "neutral" power tried to help the cease fire between the north and the south. The film has some baggage, but give it at try, it will help you understand the reality that later made M*A*S*H possible in the 1970s. So, let's not start another war, shall we...?


Unknown said…
Hey, what's wrong with fighting for peace?

And when blatant lies are foisted and UN statutes are ignored we must welcome on stage Mr Blair (gomen, I mean Mr Bliar).

Read something relatively recently where back in the early 80s the Thatcher government, in line with defence cuts, removed the British naval presence in the Falklands. This gave the Argentinians free rein to invade 'Last Malvinas'. Which then gave Pinochet-chum Thatcher free rein to send the 'Task Force' (ie ships) to go back and capture them back. Thereby saving her bacon in the 1983 election. Travesty all round. And of course the Exocet missiles fired agains British ships were purchased from the French.
Martin J Frid said…
Tom, too many wars are "forgotten" and you mention one of them!
Pandabonium said…
They do the the typical Hollywood propaganda job around 53 minutes describing a fictitious massacre if Americans by Communists. The real massacre was done in South Korea to civilian Korean refugees. They were gunned down by the American 2nd Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry as well as attacked from the air. Perhaps over 300 civilians were slaughtered. Now known as the "No Gun Ri Massacre".

Otherwise enjoyable story about the flight nurse. Thanks.

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