I suspect there's just a dash of post production and CGI in there, but it's largely real cockpit footage and audio, intercut with interviews with the crews, and needs very little gilding. The striking part is the stark contrast between the bold certainty of their training and mission preparations versus the confused clusterfuck that it rapidly degenerated into, all played out through the actual recorded footage and radio chatter. It's not too jingoistic, nor triumphant, but they had that pretty comprehensively shot out of them. They say they learned a lot from their mistakes. I reckon if they'd asked the Russians about the advisability of flying over a bunch of restless natives - fousands of 'em - every one of them (and their mums) armed with AKs then they might not have been so confident to begin with. Still, it's an interesting tale, compellingly told, and well worth the time.
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December 28, 2020