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AVIATION DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMS - VHS VIDEOS AND DVD

76 VHS & DVDs
Box sets (history compiled, an ideal gifts)
76 VHS & DVDs
Famous Aviators (Biographies, exploits...)

58 VHS & DVDs

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157 VHS & DVDs
WW2 (aircraft, great battles, & history...)
84 VHS & DVDs
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90 VHS & DVDs
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149 VHS & DVDs
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115 VHS & DVDs
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104 VHS & DVDs
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Videos are available in VHS video Pal Format and DVD (region 1 US and Canada) format. The products will be shipped from the USA and delivered to your door by the US based company "Historic Aviation".

WWII Aviation in the News 1942 - VHS
$19.95

WWII Aviation in the News 1942 - VHS Video
To counter Nazi propaganda films, the U.S. government created United News and produced Allied propaganda newsreels distributed to friendly, neutral and doubtful nations around the world. The videos below present a compilation of aviation stories from United News shot in the heat of battle by combat cameramen and distributed in the respective year. Take a nostalgic and entertaining look at these historic films. 72 minutes, B&W.
 

WWII Aviation in the News 1943 - VHS
$19.95

WWII Aviation in the News 1943 - VHS Video
To counter Nazi propaganda films, the U.S. government created United News and produced Allied propaganda newsreels distributed to friendly, neutral and doubtful nations around the world. The videos below present a compilation of aviation stories from United News shot in the heat of battle by combat cameramen and distributed in the respective year. Take a nostalgic and entertaining look at these historic films. 105 minutes, B&W.
         

WWII Aviation in the News 1944 - VHS
 $19.95

WWII Aviation in the News 1944 - VHS Video
To counter Nazi propaganda films, the U.S. government created United News and produced Allied propaganda newsreels distributed to friendly, neutral and doubtful nations around the world. The videos below present a compilation of aviation stories from United News shot in the heat of battle by combat cameramen and distributed in the respective year. Take a nostalgic and entertaining look at these historic films. 112 minutes, B&W.
 

WWII Aviation in the News 1945 - VHS
$19.95

WWII Aviation in the News 1945 - VHS Video
To counter Nazi propaganda films, the U.S. government created United News and produced Allied propaganda newsreels distributed to friendly, neutral and doubtful nations around the world. The videos below present a compilation of aviation stories from United News shot in the heat of battle by combat cameramen and distributed in the respective year. Take a nostalgic and entertaining look at these historic films. 93 minutes, B&W.
         

America Takes to the Air:Manufacture of Military Airplanes WWI - VHS
$19.95

America Takes to the Air:
Manufacture of Military Airplanes WWI
- VHS Video
This comprehensive collection of rare World War I footage documents the American efforts to master flight both at home and in Europe. See aircraft production from cutting logs to test flight; SPAD XIII, Sopwith and DH.4 aircraft in action; and footage of the 96th Aero Squadron. This video contains original B&W films that have been set to period music. Approximately 60 minutes.
 

China Crisis - VHS
$29.95

China Crisis - VHS Video
This is the official Army Air Force film telling the story of the 14th Air Force in China. Covers the Flying Tigers in their P-40s, B-24s and B-25s covering the shipping lanes running from Japan to the southwest, and Japan's 1944 Great East China offensive. A wonderful video history of the desperate battles in China, documenting the defeats as well as the victories. Also includes "My Japan" bonus film portraying the Japanese viewpoint for going to war. 58 min.
         

America Takes to the Air: Training American AirmenWWI - VHS
$19.95

America Takes to the Air: Training American Airmen
WWI - VHS Video

This comprehensive collection of rare World War I footage documents the American efforts to master flight both at home and in Europe. Visit the Third Aviation Instruction Center and see the training of American airmen at Issoudon, France. Also includes the famed 94th Aero Squadron known as the Hat in the Ring Gang. This video contains original B&W films that have been set to period music. Approximately 60 minutes.

 


$19.95

America Takes to the Air:
The Best of Aviation Training
WWI - VHS Video

This comprehensive collection of rare World War I footage documents the American efforts to master flight both at home and in Europe. See all phases of stateside pilot training in the Curtiss Jenny at sites from Minneola Field in New York to Kelly Field, Texas. Also see the Second Aviation Instruction Center and the 91st Aero Squadron. This video contains original B&W films that have been set to period music. Approximately 60 minutes.
         

The Memphis Belle in Technicolor - VHS
$19.95

The Memphis Belle in Technicolor - VHS Video
Join the crew of the "Memphis Belle" on their actual 25th mission. See them in action as they approach their Wilhelmshaven target, where they encounter "flak so think you could walk on it." Pressing on, they drop their bombs and head for home as German fighters swarm in firing - yet they return safely. Directed by 8th Air Force Lt. Col. William Wyler, film was shot with a hand-held 16mm camera and is narrated, combining into a powerful documentary. 40 minutes.
 

The World at War Collector's Edition 11 DVDs Box Set
$149.00

The World at War Collector's Edition 11 DVDs Box Set
More than 30 years after its creation, this 26-episode series remains the definitive visual history of WWII. Narrated by Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered on 11 DVD disks, this is epic history at its absolute best, presented with eyewitness interviews and newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations. Includes an additional 8 hours of bonus documentary material, a contemporary retrospective, a gallery of photographs from the Imperial War Museum Collection, and more. Approximately 26 hrs. 30 min.
         

The Memphis Belle - DVD
$29.95

The Memphis Belle - DVD
The most famous B-17 in history, the Memphis Belle, was documented in the Army Air Corps film, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. Not only does this 2-DVD set contain that 45-minute motion picture, but it also delves into the background of that production, incorporating unused footage from the original 34 film reels now housed at the National Archives, footage of the crew's triumphant return home, and more. Approximately 5 hours total time.
 

Thunderbolt - DVD
$9.95

Thunderbolt - DVD
The U.S. Army Air Force's Deadly P-47 Fighter Bomber. 1944 film showing the famous 57th Fighter group of the 12th Air Force as it blasts its way in "Operation Strangle" cutting German supply lines and opening the roads to Rome. Outstanding gun camera footage of trucks, trains, planes, roads and bridges being destroyed by the mighty Thunderbolt are only part of the action you will see. Narrated by James Stewart and Lloyd Bridges. Color, 45 minutes.
         

The Fighting Lady - DVD
$9.95

The Fighting Lady - DVD
This award-winning documentary almost makes you an eyewitness to the intense U.S. Navy carrier action in the Pacific. The Fighting Lady, or "USS Yorktown" (CV-10) commissioned in 1943, fought in the battles of the Gilbert Islands, Tarawa, Saipan, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and more. Climb into the cockpit with the carrier pilots as they battle the Imperial Japanese Navy for control of the Pacific and view the best color gun camera action ever recorded by American naval pilots. 1 hr. 2 min.
 

The Fighting Lady - VHS
$29.95

The Fighting Lady - VHS Video
This award-winning documentary almost makes you an eyewitness to the intense U.S. Navy carrier action in the Pacific. The Fighting Lady, or "USS Yorktown" (CV-10) commissioned in 1943, fought in the battles of the Gilbert Islands, Tarawa, Saipan, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and more. Climb into the cockpit with the carrier pilots as they battle the Imperial Japanese Navy for control of the Pacific and view the best color gun camera action ever recorded by American naval pilots. 60 min.
         

Target for Tonight - VHS
$29.95

Target for Tonight - VHS Video
This is the orginal British version of their night bombing missions over Germany. Full of great action as RAF pathfinders light the way for the stream of bombers flying just behind them. Exciting companion to the American Version "Target For Today". 75 min.
 

World War II - 4 DVDs Box Set
$15.95

World War II - 4 DVDs Box Set
Why We Fight. Produced and directed by Academy Award-winner Frank Capra, this collection includes seven acclaimed World War II documentaries that feature newsreel footage from all battlefronts. Includes: Prelude to War, The Nazis Strike, Divide and Conquer, The Battle of Britain, The Battle of Russia, The Battle of China, and War Comes to America. B&W, 6 hrs, 55 min.
         

Report from the Aleutians - DVD
$24.95

Report from the Aleutians - DVD
This John Huston epic WWII film documentary, filmed over six months, captures the lives of the soldiers who manned the most remote outpost in the war: the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific. This Academy Award-nominated 1943 production captures the bombings of this area as well as the loneliness of the troops. Unusual scenes include B-24s and P-38s trying to operate under the extremes of wind and rain. 58 minutes.
Bonus feature: Hook Down, Wheels Down, which combines modern-day interviews and combat footage to tell the story of the U.S. Navy's "ungainly floating airfields, the aircraft carriers. 59 minutes.
 

Flying Cadets + Keep em Flying - VHS
$19.95

Flying Cadets + Keep em Flying - VHS Video
Hollywood goes to war with these two great Air Force recruiting films. Running time 1:10 Flying Cadets - "For $75 a month, free room and board, become a flying cadet and earn an Army Air Corp commission." Take your Primary Training in sleek Ryan STAs... your first solo, maneuvers and aerobatics. Leave for Randolph field, "The West Point of the Air", for basic training in a North American 'BT'... cross countries, night flying and formation flight. Now on to Kelly for final training in AT-6s and... those silver wings. Super photography - and oh, weren't those Ryan STs great. (B&W, 40 min.) Keep 'em Flying - So you didn't make it as a flying cadet - don't give up. There is still a place for you in the Air Corp as a navigator, bombardier, aerial gunner, radio operator or mechanic. As a prospective job candidate you'll learn the importance of the job and get hands-on training overhauling engines, patching bullet holes, manning the control tower, etc. Learn a trade with Uncle Sam! (B&W, 30 min.)
         

Combat America - DVD
$9.95

Combat America - DVD
The Mighty Flying Fortress in Action. Produced and narrated by Clark Gable, this rarely seen 8th Air Force documentary chronicles the formation of the 351st Bomb Group in Colorado, its assignment to a former RAF base in England, and the missions flown against heavy enemy opposition in 1943. It's a vivid and unflinching look at what B-17 missions were really like during those dark days when crews flew without fighter protection. Edited and scored at MGM Studios, the quality is outstanding. Color, 1 hr, 2 min.
 

Airship Propaganda - VHS
$24.95

Airship Propaganda - VHS Video
Containing three classic airship films, this video captures the best efforts to "Keep America First in the Air." The Story of the Airship features Army blimps including the spy-basket equipped TC-13, the semi-rigid RS-1 and the USS Macon. Blimps Go to Town highlights the Navy's entire 1937 airship fleet. Finally, Blimp Patrol, produced in Brazil, shows blimps in combat and rescue. B&W silent and narrated film, approximately 60 minutes.