I would call this one a "guy's film". This is a late 1940's, post war film with Clark Gable, dealing with a WW2 subject rarely discussed: day-light bombing vs night-time bombing. In those days, most nations believed it was not worth the human loss; but Americans thought it was more effective than night-time bombing. In America's first 18 months of WW2 (Jan 1942-June 1943), we lost a large percentage of our bombers to German aircraft and flak. This film accurately portrays how the Commanders, pilots, the American press & people had to wrestle with the bad-news of human losses from those early WW2 days.
This is a "war film" with little or no fighting action, but concentrates from the Commander's view from an English home base. This film wins very high kudos for the exceptionaly well acted roles and dialogue from the master himself (Gable), as a Brigadier General commanding his own bomber Division. But it gets even better: this film boasts exceptional talent from famous lead & charachter actors in supporting roles: Walter Pidgeon as Gable's 2-star General boss; Van Johnson as the smart-aleck "know-it-all" Enlisted man who adores Gable as a man & leader; John Hodiak as a squadron leader/Gable subordinate & Gable's personal friend; Edward Arnold as a visiting Congressman investigating the high manpower losses; Charles Bickford as the probing newsman who's also concerend; and Bryan Donlevy!
I bought it and highly recommend it!