The agreement with the film company provided that certain scenes should be approved by the Air Ministry to ensure that there was no breach of security. In addition, slight amendments were made to the script to preserve the authentic Service atmosphere.
Is the Under-Secretary aware that this excellent British film was made with scrupulous attention to historical detail, in conjunction with his Service, that in the American export version it has been grossly distorted in Hollywood, particularly by the introduction of a Flying Fortress into the raid sequence? Is it not shameful that the American public has not been allowed to see the correct British version? In view of the importance of maintaining the good name of the Royal Air Force, should not some protest be made to the American authorities, because this certainly jeopardises good Anglo-American relations?