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The Complete Combat Archive (9 DVD Set)

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The Complete Combat Archive (9 DVD Set)

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This exhaustive 3 volume, 9 disc set comprises rare WWII footage, interviews and documentaries from official and private libraries. Not just from the military aspect, but also as educational, historical and social documents, the importance of this archive cannot be overstated. Rare and fascinating birds-eye views, from onboard cameras, of the fighters and bombers who flew the raids, camerawork from the ground at Pearl Harbour, first hand accounts of Ace pilots, ‘lost’ Luftwaffe footage, the Battle Of Britain, spotlights on the Flying Fortress, Thunderbolt (with an introduction from Hollywood star James Stewart), P-51, ME-262, Liberator, Recon missions at Guadalcanal and much, much more make this collection vital to anyone interested in Military History.

VOLUME I
DISC ONE
P-38 Flight Characteristics: Details of the unusual but effective P-38 twin-engine plane
Collecting and Reporting Enemy Activity: Aerial reconnaissance in the Pacific area
The Air War Starts: Background on how the US entered WWII with a fledgling air force
DISC TWO
WWII Advances in Technology: A short film outlining some significant technological improvements
Mission Accomplished: The first B-17 mission into Germany focussing on the role of the pilot
B-25 Low Level Strafing: Specially outfitted B-25s fly at treetop level in 1945
Lost Luftwaffe Films: A rare glimpse behind the scenes of the German Airforce
DISC THREE
The Fighting Liberator: The role of the B-24 in major bombing campaigns
Burning Ploesti Oil: A short film chronicling one of WWII’s most infamous raids
Desert Air Force: A rare glimpse into the decisive air battles over North Africa
Ace of Aces: The story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s top ace of WWI
VOLUME II
DISC ONE
Battle of Britain & London: Footage of the reality of the damage Goering’s Luftwaffe inflicted
Air Raid Alarm: A German educational film showing civilians what to do during air raids
The Airacobra: A lesser-known aircraft gets its time in the spotlight
DISC TWO
Thunderbolt: A colour film about the P-47 fighter, featuring James Stewart
The Air Plan: Follows the British bombing campaign as it attempts to bring down the German war effort
82nd Airborne Infantry Division: Great video history of this paratrooper division
A Team Man: The heroic story of Sergeant Vosler who saved his B-17 crew
DISC THREE
Day With the A-36: The role of the “Apache” in Africa, the Mediterranean and Burma
P-38, Angel In Overalls: A motivational film made for workers at the Lockheed plant
Lightning Strikes: Gun camera action and colour footage of America’s iconic plane
VOLUME III
DISC ONE
Incendiary Attacks Against Japanese Cities: The bombing campaign against Japan
Pacific Milk Run: The US Navy and Army Air Corp carry out bombing raids against Japan
Japs Over China: A short film showing the array of Japanese aircraft used against China
Story of the Black Cats: The story of how the PBY was modified to become a lethal killer
Battle of Midway: One of the most dramatic naval battles in history destroyed the Imperial Navy
DISC TWO
P-51 Fury of the Mustangs: The history and development of this renowned aircraft
The Super Plane That Hitler Wasted: Includes fascinating interviews with some of WWII’s greatest aviators
Outstanding Combat Footage of WWII: Compilation film of the Pacific War from the US Navy
Reconnaissance Mission: The journey of a reconnaissance bomber based in Guadalcanal
DISC THREE
Great War Birds of WWII: The role of the Mustang, Thunderbolt, Lightning and Warhawk
Grumman at War: A motivation film telling the story of the F6F Hellcat
Air Force Tactical Firepower: Gun camera footage explaining the evolution of US Air Force tactics

Each volume is also available serparetely.

Region Code: Region 0 PAL

Release Date: 2010-03-03

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