Missions That Changed the War

Missions That Changed the War

Germany's Last Ace

DVD - 2013
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After his defeat in the Battle of Britain, Adolf Hitler turned east and unleashed his blitzkrieg tactics on the Soviet Union. When he failed to capture Moscow or secure a Russian surrender, Germany faced a scenario many had feared a two-front war. As the Soviets pushed the Nazis back across the steppes, the RAF and the U.S. Eighth Air Force unleashed a sustained bombing campaign in the West.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn Media, 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.5449 Missions Germany's
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Germany's last ace [DVD]

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aaa5756 Nov 24, 2013

I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

mrsgail5756 Nov 24, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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Oct 12, 2013

Despite the title, this documentary (at least in the Ottawa library system) does not concern itself with the Doolittle Raid of the Second World War. Instead the theatre of war is Europe, and it's a story that focuses in on several ace pilots on both sides of the conflict. Most notably among its subjects is a German who was one of the best pilots of the war, who lived well into old age and is interviewed, along with other participants and family members. The course of the war, and a particular day in May 1944 when the air war reached a pivotal turning point, is thoroughly explored, and it's fascinating to see these men in their old age recounting the events of long ago. Highly recommended for anyone with a general interest in the Second World War, and particularly in the role of air power.

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mrsgail5756 Nov 24, 2013

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams

mrsgail5756 Nov 24, 2013

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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