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Aces in the Sky (DVD)

Greatest Hunter Pilots of World War I and II

Military DVDs > Aviation DVDs

By History Films
Imprint: Pen & Sword Digital
Running Time: 83 (mins)
ISBN: 4260110582148
Published: 10th July 2013



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During the last 100 years the face of aerial warfare has changed almost beyond recognition. At the start of the twentieth century the plane was still very much in its infancy and it wasn't until August 1910 that the Americans conducted experimental flying with an aircraft that had been fitted with a gun. Fast forward eight years and by the end of the First World War aerial combat had progressed to a point where dogfighting had made air supremacy a reality. In the years that followed until the end of the Second World War, the plane again transformed into one of the most important pieces of machinery available to the warring nations.

This film documents the successes of some of the most famous fighter and hunter pilots that have ever graced the sky. Starting with the First World War, we follow the exploits of Manfred von Richthofen, who had 80 combat victories to his name, and also the career of Oswald Boelcke, considered by many to be the father of German fighter air force.

The film then focuses on the Second World War and famous pilots such as Erich Hartman, who claimed 352 aerial victories, Galland, Molders, Nowotny and Marseille. Also featured is the Japenese pilot Saburo Sakai, often considered as one of the greatest fighter pilots of the war. Wonderfully illustrated through original archive footage, this DVD is sure to appeal to all aviation enthusiasts.

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About History Films

Pen and Sword Digital have teamed up with German filmmakers History Films to offer a selection of documentary films covering military, aviation and maritime subjects from the First and Second World Wars. These fascinating military DVDs present original and rare archive footage, much of which has not been seen outside of Germany, along with special features and galleries.

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