Director: Christopher Johnson
Plot: WWII hero with the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron, Lt. Royal Stratton, leads a deadly mission to save the lives of nine downed airmen adrift in enemy waters of a war-torn South Pacific. Immersive cinematography and gripping action, mixed with firsthand accounts and historical images, showcase the valor of this squadron who faced overwhelming odds to bring their brothers home.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
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Story: Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission starts as we learn about the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron that during World War II, helped search the open waters for down aircrafts, risking their lives in the rescues in the open water, which could be filled with enemies.
We learn about the different rescues from the survivors, who recount their experiences and from the relatives that have heard the stories from their loved ones, showing how important these rescues were to the soldiers & pilots.
Thoughts on Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission
Thoughts – Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission is a documentary that highlights the amazing efforts these brave men did rescuing the pilots from World War II missions, with daring open water rescues. We get a mix of the recounting the stories from the survivors to the recreations of those events, that do hold back on the horrors, but show us the situations that the rescue crews found themselves in. in a time when history is so important to remember, this will go down as one of the more unknown stories, which shows us just how important it was to get the heroic events out there for the world to see. Each personal story adds a new layer to what we are learning, showing they generations after will stand proud of the efforts shown by their ancestors.
Final Thoughts – Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission highlights to true heroics soldiers, pilots and many others showed during World War II.