In 1954, the BBC produced an outstanding documentary series on aerial warfare from 1935 to 1950, comprising fifteen half hour shows that was aired on the first Monday after Remembrance Sunday.
Taking two years to make, and compiled from nearly 12 million feet of Allied and enemy film footage, there had been little to compare with it in terms of scale, depth and content.
This landmark series represents an important piece of television history and will give every viewer an honest telling of the development of airpower.
Some of the highlights include; amazing footage taken from the nose of a Mosquito during low level attacks, camera's placed on the wings of various aircraft and a dozen other earth grazing operations.
This series will make your hair stand up on end!
Part 1: The Fated Sky
As the 1930's progressed and the prospect of war became inevitable. Equally, it became obvious that air power would have a significant role to play in the forthcoming war. This episode looks at the preparations for war from the mid-30's to the fall of France in 1940, including the 'official' foundation of the German Luftwaffe in 1935 and looks at how the RAF prepared for the coming onslaught.
Jan 26, 2010, 11:58:17
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