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The Legendary Normandy-Niemen Regiment

  • 54 mins
  • 85%
  • 12+
  • France FlagFRFrance
  • 2014
  • Documentaries

In 1942, determined to prove that France was leading the fight against Nazism, General de Gaulle offered Stalin a squadron of French pilots to fight on the Soviet front. That regiment, known as Normandy-Niémen, were legendary, winning 273 aerial victories. But the men paid a heavy price. 43 pilots were killed during combat. Using archives, reconstructions and 3D animations, we tell the heroic story of the French pilots who fought with the red star painted on their planes.