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Above and Beyond
How does ego affect many of the decisions made in regards to the creation of the Ferry Command? In particular, look at Lord Beaverbrook, Captain Bennett, Bill Jacobson, the commander of American Army and the Royal Air Force. Did the personal agendas of these individuals or parties have a positive or negative impact? Could the Ferry Command have operated without them?
For more information about the Ferry Command and the significance of the airport located in Gander, Newfoundland, check this site: http://www.heritage.nf.ca/law/gander_base.html
Dr.. Frederick Banting is also depicted in this movie (played by Jason Priestley). You can learn more about this Canadian Nobel Prize winner and his work with diabetes and insulin here: