Into The Wind Portraits March 2010

Into The Wind is a feature length documentary by Steven Hatton. These portraits were taken during the production period of 2006-2009.

Filmed over a span of 5 years, Into the Wind is Steven Hatton’s first full-length documentary, capturing the life and wartime experiences of over 50 former Bomber Command veterans from the Second World War. As well as a document of unique historical value and significance, Into the Wind is a record of deeply personal stories, tales of friendships gained and lost, the perpetual possibility and proximity of death, the importance of love and family, the shared passion for flying and the moral implications of warfare.

Having gone far beyond the boundary of the UK alone, the documentary features interviews with former aircrew originating from Poland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, all of whom nevertheless share the weight and responsibility of having helped change the course of history.

For more information on the project and to see the new trailer please visit the Into the Wind page or contact me me to join the mailing list for updates on release dates and screenings.

Please note that all archive images are the copyright of the respective veteran.

Click the thumbnails to view the photographs.

  • Into the Wind
  • Alec Bates - United Kingdom
  • Alec Bates - United Kingdom
  • Les Munro - New Zealand
  • Les Munro - New Zealand
  • Bob Hewgill - Canada
  • Ulric Cross - Trinidad
  • Ulric Cross - Trinidad ( Front Row Third From Right )
  • Joseph Beckett - United Kingdom
  • Joseph Beckett - United Kingdom
  • Henry Bolcewicz - Poland
  • Syd Marshall - United Kingdom
  • Syd Marshall - United Kingdom
  • Bill Birch - United Kingdom
  • Bill Birch - United Kingdom ( Back Row, Second From Left )
  • Johnnie Johnson Biggs - United Kingdom
  • Johnnie Johnson Biggs - United Kingdom
  • Peter Bond - United Kingdom
  • Peter Bond - United Kingdom
  • Fred Stearn - United Kingdom
  • Fred Stearn - United Kingdom
  • Ronnie Pitt - Australia
  • Ronnie Pitt - Australia
  • Adge Boal - United Kingdom
  • Adge Boal - United Kingdom
  • James Bain - United Kingdom
  • James Bain - United Kingdom
  • Alan McDonald - United Kingdom
  • Alan McDonald - United Kingdom
  • Peter Twinn - United Kingdom
  • Frank Horn - United Kingdom
  • Peter Twinn - United Kingdom
  • Frank Horn - United Kingdom
  • Ken Harder - United Kingdom
  • Ken Harder - United Kingdom
  • John Freeborn - Canada
  • John Freeborn - Canada
  • Bunny Burrows - New Zealand
  • Des Andrewes - New Zealand
  • Bunny Burrows - New Zealand
  • Des Andrewes - New Zealand
  • Cy Grant - Guyana
  • Cy Grant - Guyana
  • Ken Wallis - United Kingdom
  • Ken Wallis - United Kingdom

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Bill Birch - United Kingdom ( Back Row, Second From Left )

Bill Birch - United Kingdom ( Back Row, Second From Left )