The Fighting Lady - A must-see movie! Produced in 1944, this award winning film documents life aboard an anonymous aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific. Because of wartime security restrictions the name of the ship was only later revealed to be the USS Yorktown. You are given a personal insight into the lives of the pilots and crew of the aircraft carrier who carried out these dangerous missions in the Pacific during World War II. You get to know the airmen personally and experience what they must have felt during the stress under which they performed their bombing missions. The aerial combat footage alone will leave you mesmerized! The footage is absolutely spectacular as you fly with the combat pilots on their many bombing missions. The scenes of anti-aircraft fire, enemy planes exploding into flames as they are shot down, ships being fired upon, and the precarious landing of a plane coming in at 130 mph to land aboard the ship’s deck will take your breath away! 61 minutes.
The Battle Of Britain - This was the fourth ofFrank Capra'sWhy We Fightseries of seven films, which made the case for fighting and winning theSecond World War. It was released in 1943 and concentrated on the German bombardment of theUnited Kingdomin anticipation ofOperation Sea Lion, the planned Nazi invasion of Great Britain. Despite many losses, and destruction of historic buildings, the Germans cannot break Britain. They switch to night attacks, hoping to terrorise the people and make them "cry for mercy". But the people show great resilience. The British also counter-attack, bombing German factories. Hitler takes revenge bydestroying Coventry. After a brief respite at Christmas Hitler sends firebombs to London, creating "the greatest fire in recorded history". More bombings and firestorms are created, but Britain's defences hold up, giving a year of precious time to other countries threatened by the Nazis. 52 minutes.