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This is the definitive film record of the Allied and Luftwaffe fighters, destroyers and bombers in aerial combat during World War II. This unique 3 DVD collection includes extensive air to air combat and a primary source guide to the aircrafts that fought for control of the skies and ultimately saved the British Isles from Nazi domination.
The three DVDs which draw extensively from rare archive footage from Allied and German news crews are: DVD 1 SPITFIRE COMBAT OPERATIONS 1939 1945 Included here is the actual film of the Battle of Britain made in 1941, plus three fascinating training films,including the definitive Spitfire recognition film from 1944 and the famous film by Air Marshal Sir Philip Joubert celebrating the contribution of the RAF pilots. DVD 2 THE STUKA Rare wartime footage of the pilots and combat accounts by Luftwaffe veterans of the talismanic aircraft employed from 1939 1945 and forver synonymous with Stuka ace Heinz Ulrich Rudel. DVD 3 ALIED AIR POWER This is a powerful documentary film which skillfully illustrates how Allied air power was used as the engine for strategic victory in World War II. Originally released under the title smashing the reich the film draws entirely on newsreel footage from both Allied and Axis sources,brilliantly documenting how strategic bombing was used to cripple the German war effort and highlights the failure of area bombing as a weapon of Terror.