Set during World War II, in a small wooden cabin in the midst of the white landscape somewhere, in the middle of nowhere, in Norway. Two stranded air force crews, one German and the other British meet and continue the fight of war in the cabin. Contains wonderful shots of the endless white surrounding and the harsh circumstances the five soldiers have to bear.
Foremost, Into the White is interesting for the many British and German cold weather army coats and jackets. The most familiar style, a jacket still popular and being reproduced a today by notable brands like Eastman or Aero Leather, is the Royal Air Force “Irvin” flight jacket. The reproduction seen here is an original design without the side pockets, with the waist belt and lined with sheepskin. Remarkable is the design on the back with the many seams, one I couldn’t really find elsewhere on the net. Apparently the designs of the Irvin jacket differed a lot during the WWII, since there were several contractors for manufacture. Note the British lieutenant is wearing the complete suit, including the sheepskin lined leather flying pants.