The Spitfire Story - The Spitfire was the plane that nobody wanted. It was turned down by the British Government, by industry and even by the Royal Air Force, when the design was first presented to them. It survived only because of the conviction of its great designer, R.J. Mitchell, to become by far the most famous, the most inspirational, the most successful warplane of its generation; the very symbol and image of British pride and power, as the killer fighter of the decisive air battle of World War 2, the Battle of Britain. It was the only allied airplane that was kept in production throughout the entire duration of the war, appearing in over 40 different versions, and flying in every theatre of the war. With hitherto unseen footage, this programme tells the entire story of this remarkable airplane, from its inception, to its great triumphs in battle. 85 minutes.
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.