WW2 Air War (DVD)

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The story of World War II and America s part in it is best told through the sights and sounds of history as it happened. This is the real war, documented in priceless strings of pictures and streams of sound, as chosen by our film archivists. --Les Waffen, Chief, Motion Picture, Sound & Video Branch, National Archives & Records Administration
Product Description
Eleven heart pounding WWII films, more than five hours of vintage content in one definitive collection. WWII: Air War contains 11 remarkable documentary films on six DVDs selected by specialists at the National Archives. New recruits attend gunnery training in The Rear Gunner and Memphis Belle follows the final mission of the B-17 bomber. Bomber chronicles the manufacture of one fighting aircraft. Thunderbolts covers the 12th Army Air Forces in Europe in 1944 and 45. In Combat America, Clark Gable narrates a dramatization of the 351st Bomber Group. Expansion to Air Power chronicles the forming the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) and Army Air Forces: Pacific shows the AAF in the North Pacific. Air War in Europe features footage of Allied forces executing bombing missions and AAF Report showcases AAF accomplishments in 1943. In The Fight for the Sky, General Jimmy Doolittle briefs the 8th Air Force Fighter Command for an escort mission over Germany, and Thunderbolt flight crews prepare to bomb German industrial sites in Thunderbolt Combat Film Report.

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