Great Air Battles & The Planes That Won WWII
Perhaps more than at any other time in history, the outcome of war was largely determined by a variety of skillfully designed and brilliantly executed aircraft. This unique DVD set highlights the courageous acts of these daring flyers during their bombing raids, gives background information about their designers, and takes the viewer all over the world to key air battles in an effort to showcase the planes that won the war. Using unique, archive materials and informative interviews, these DVDs offer a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of military aviation.
It was 1943. The war in Europe hung in the balance. Germany still occupied the whole mainland of Europe, with its immensely powerful armies that stood secure and unassailable behind the thousand miles of fortifications known as the Atlantic Wall. This is the story of a single, daring bombing raid that has captured the imagination of the world. It was carried out by a handful of skilled pilots, who were prepared to risk their lives in attacking an impossible target, against great odds, to win great victory.
Battle of Britain
With rare, archive material and exclusive interviews, this program tells a story that has never been told in such detail. It traces the path of R.J. Mitchell's career, which led to his designing of several planes that won the Schneider Trophy for Britain in 1931. It also follows the desperate days of the Battle of Britain - the battle that had to be won of Britain were to survive.
Thunderbirds of WWII
The importance of the Hawker Hurricane to the Royal Air has often been down-played in favor of the Spitfire. The Hurricane does, however, deserve a vast amount of credit for the role it played in WWII. Its lack of glamour did not make it less valuable to the Allied war effort. The B-17 is perhaps the greatest story in military aviation. Unique footage follows the fascinating development of the B-17 from drawing board to the theaters of war in Europe. Included is the story of the famed Memphis Belle.
The Memphis Belle
Go along for the ride on the renowned Memphis Belle as she goes on a bombing raid over enemy German territory and drops bombs on Nazi factories. Experience the excitement, the tension, and the pride of the famed aircraft's crew as she makes another successful run. This unique documentary is one you will never forget.