Aircraft created for The Forgotten Battle is exhibited in War Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels
04 Dec 2020
On Thursday 3 December, the North Brabant War Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels officially took delivery of the full scale reconstruction of the war plane Airspeed Horsa Glider from The Forgotten Battle. The film prop was specially designed and built for the shooting of the film. There are only three replicas of the Airspeed Horsa in the whole world, one of which is now in the Bests museum.
The shooting of the scene, including the construction of the aeroplane, cost more than 1.2 million euros. This puts the film scene with the Horsa Glider at the top of the list of the most expensive scenes from a Dutch feature film ever.
The construction of the film prop, the life-size war plane, started in early July 2019 in Vilvoorde (Belgium). On 4 November 2019, the plane was transported to the military domain of Brustem in Sint-Truiden. On 22 November last year, this location formed the decor for some of the scenes from the film.