The History of the Royal Air Force [DVD]
The fascinating story of the men of the RAF. This documentary takes us from 1917 to the 21st century; the Sopwith Camel to the Eurofighter and from WWI to the first Gulf War, Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia.
Even the most advanced aircraft remains a superbly sophisticated concoction of computerised metal, until a human being flips the first switch. Accordingly this fascinating history is mainly one of men and their deeds, their courage and their foresight, and above all, their sacrifices and a detailed record of their triumphs over seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
From 1917 through to the 21st century, this series also includes all the aircraft from the Sopwith Camel to the Eurofighter; and all the many varied roles undertaken by the RAF, including their offensives during The First World War, The Second World War, Malaya, Aden, The Middle East, The Falklands Campaign, the Gulf War, Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia.
This history of the Royal Air Force is a record of the unconquerable spirit of the men, the aircraft and the development, over the course of the 20th Century, of the finest air force in the world.
Running Time: 174 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 27/07/2009
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