Synopsis by Nathan Southern
An institution founded expressly to keep current and future generations informed of America's rich military history, Washington, D.C.'s National Combat History Archive amasses and disseminates personal chronicles from veterans, military-themed film, and vintage archival photographs thematically related to combat. This program presents a compilation of some of the rarest materials in the said collection, all related thematically to the air battles between the Axis and Allies of the Second World War. Components include: -a documentary, "WWII Advances in Technology," detailing and depicting the technological advancements made during World War II; the 45th installment of the Army Air Forces Weekly Digest, on the job of the pilot as it pertains to bombing runs; a short documentary entitled "B-25 Low-Level Strafing," with footage of B-25 fighter jets attacking such domestic targets as bridges and railyards; a combination of Luftwaffe footage culled from the Nazis and long-thought lost, including footage of Luftwaffe pilots undergoing training; and much more.
archives, fighter-jet, fighter-pilot, institution, war