IWM catalogue record
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Film Director Major William Wyler and Dramatist Terrence Rattigan discuss the script of their planned film in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp] and 'Passed for publication 15 Feb 1942.' [stamp] and '19093.' [censor no.]. Printed caption on reverse is damaged, whate remains reads: 'William Wyler [illegible]... In the US Eighth Air Force film unit making a documentary in conjunction with the RAF film unit of the work and cooperation of the two air forces. In the RAF Unit is Terrence Rattigan (Flt/Lt) Playwright, whose "Flare Path" is current London Success. Associated Press Photo Shows: Major William Wyler (left) and Terrence Rattigan discussing script in front of a Fortress.'
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Film Director
William Wyler was born in Alsace-Lorraine and moved to America as a teenager. He became an Oscar-winning film director. He made three wartime documentaries, the most famous of which is 'The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress' (1944).