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First Light

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Thrown into the crucible of the most violent air war ever seen, a boy, barely out of school, is determined to fight for survival… Seventy years later, that same boy is still yearning to be free.

At the age of nineteen, Geoffrey ‘Boy’ Wellum was the youngest Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. This is the dramatic story of the teenager who went to war with the Nazis and with the fear that threatened to engulf him...

Combining Geoffrey Wellum’s compelling first person testimony with intensely evocative action on the ground and in the air, ‘First Light’ is a powerful drama that documents the universal stark horror experienced by those involved in battle.

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Lion Television in association with Manrey Media for BBC, UK

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