Wings Of Eagles (originally released as On Wings of Eagles), the true story film which follows the story of Eric Liddell after the 1924 Olympics has been released on DVD in the UK and is available now.
This film is very dramatic and will have you on the edge of your seat with the gripping story, that is fantastically directed and produced. The cinematography is superb and helps give the film a historical feel and is one of best historical films in terms of story and production… On Wings Of Eagles is a dramatic historical film, that is violent in places and is quite emotional and sad but shows a man dedicated to his Saviour no matter what happens to him. Click here to read our full review
Wings of Eagles’ tells the story of Liddell’s glorious life after winning Olympic gold in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Liddell, played by Joseph Fiennes, has returned to China, where he was born to missionary parents, modestly avoiding celebrity in order to teach local school children.
In 1937, the Japanese invade China at the outset of WWll. Liddell with his friend Xu Niu (Shawn Dou), a street smart resistance fighter, recognize the increasing danger so Liddell sends his wife, Florence (Elizabeth Arends) and their two daughters to safety in Canada. Duty-bound, Liddell stays to minister to the civilian victims.
Liddell and other foreign nationals are taken as prisoners and placed in one of the many Japanese internment camps where they are forced to endure for two years. Before the Japanese surrender, Liddell succumbs to a brain tumor. Yet his message of the Gospel became immortal. Liddell’s legacy continues to this day as he remains admired as a champion for life.