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Century of Flight, 4, Korea to the Gulf War
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Philip Nugus, in Century of Flight, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
Air warfare developments in the second half of the 20th Century. Korea and SE Asia - air combat showing how the air-to-air missile took over from the cannon as the primary weapon, and the development of ‘smart’ bombs. Air combat in the Middle East - an examination of the Israeli experience. The making of a fas...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Philip Nugus, in Century of Flight, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
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Century of Flight, 6, The Shadow of the Bomber
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Philip Nugus, in Century of Flight, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
How air forces developed between the two world wars. Rearmament - creation of the Luftwaffe, expansion of the Russian Air Force, reaction of western democracies. Dress Rehearsals - the use of airpower in Abyssinia, Spain andChina during the late 1930s. Technical developments - the development of the monoplane meta...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Philip Nugus, in Century of Flight, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
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Century of Flight, 8, Air Power and Armies
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Philip Nugus, in Century of Flight, 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
How aircraft were used in direct support of ground forces. Camera gun shots in colour of aircraft attacking ground targets. Blitzkrieg - the JU87 Stuka divebomber and the role it played in the German Blitzkrieg offensives. Colour graphics are used to explain how the Stukas operated with the Panzers. Close Air Supp...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Philip Nugus, in Century of Flight, 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
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Century of Flight, 9, Airpower and Navies
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Century of Flight, 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
The influence of aviation on maritime operations during World War II. Colour footage of Pearl Harbor in the aftermathof the Japanese 1941 attack on it. How Pearl Harbor took place - the story of the planning, including Yamamoto drawing inspiration from the British carrier strike on the Italian port of Taranto, and...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Century of Flight, 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
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Century of Flight, 10, The Bomber as War Winner?
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Century of Flight, 10 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
Colour collage of World War II bombers taking off and airborne. Eastern front- German and Russian bombing operations, with the emphasis on lack of German long range bombers. The combined Bomber offensive. Notable Raids - Dambusters (including graphics), Mosquito pinpoint raids. Strategic bombing offensive against...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Century of Flight, 10 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
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Century of Flight, 21, Strike from the Air
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Century of Flight, 21 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
The aircraft soon bought civilians into the firing line as never before and brought about a new form of total war. The shows the origins of aerial bombing initially from Zeppelins. In turn, how the Zeppelins were defeated and how heavy bombers were developed by the major nations. Strategic bombing is examined in t...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Century of Flight, 21 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997, originally published 1997), 52 mins
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Gladiators of World War II, 4, The Desert Rats
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directed by Charles Messenger; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Gladiators of World War II, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 48 mins
21st July 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the 7th Armoured Division: 'Dear Desert Rats! May your glory never fade! May your laurels never fade! May the memory of this glorious pilgrimage of war which you have made from Alamein, via the Baltic, to Berlin never die! It is a march unsurpassed...
directed by Charles Messenger; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Gladiators of World War II, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 48 mins
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Gladiators of World War II, 5, The Free Polish Forces
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directed by Charles Messenger; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Gladiators of World War II, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 48 mins
In September 1939 Poland was overrun by the Germans and Russians, yet the Polish fighting spirit remained unbroken. Under the leadership of General Wladyslaw Sikorski, the Free Polish Army was formed. They were a displaced fighting force, which would exact revenge for the occupation of Poland, fighting first in Fr...
directed by Charles Messenger; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Gladiators of World War II, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 48 mins
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Gladiators of World War II, 6, RAF Fighter Command
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directed by Charles Messenger; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Gladiators of World War II, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 49 mins
‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’. In the skies over Southern England in the summer of 1940 the Gladiators of RAF Fighter Command duelled with the German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Winston Churchill called it ‘Britain’s finest hour’. Heavily outnumbered...
directed by Charles Messenger; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Gladiators of World War II, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 49 mins
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Gladiators of World War II, 7, The Paras and Commandos
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in Gladiators of World War II, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 48 mins
Occupied Europe endured four long years of Nazi domination in World War II. Angered by the defensive strategy which had brought disaster to Allied forces in 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill demanded an elite raiding force – specially formed to take the fight back to Nazi occupied countries, and bri...
in Gladiators of World War II, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2001, originally published 2001), 48 mins
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