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  1. They Were All We Had - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
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  2. They Were All We Had - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force

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For all its well-documented prowess, much about the Israeli Air Force remains shrouded in secrecy.

This film discloses the remarkable story of its origins in 1948, during the desperate struggle for Israeli independence. As late as May of that year, the Israeli military lacked even a single fighter plane or bomber.

Building an air force fell upon a far-flung network of volunteers and operatives, based in the United States, who procured the required planes (including four Messerschmitt fighters), pilots and technicians from abroad.

Their shoestring improvisations - whether buying planes headed for the scrap-heap, smuggling them into Israel in defiance of the American embargo, or training pilots in the heat of battle are recounted here by 25 participants, including Teddy Kolleck (head of the U.S. branch of the Haganah at the time), General Aharon Remez (Israeli Air Force Commander, 1958-50) and the late Yitzhak Rabin (Commander on the Egyptian Front in the Sinai in 1948).

Combining his interviews with period footage, including combat sequences from the 1948 war, director Jonathon Paz sheds new light on these daring pioneers.

Israel, 1988, B&W/Color, 49 minutes.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Actor
Ronald Feineberg
Binding
DVD
Director
Jonathan Paz
EAN
0009432228433
Label
International Historic Films, Inc.
Manufacturer
International Historic Films, Inc.
NumberOfDiscs
1
NumberOfItems
1
Publisher
International Historic Films, Inc.
RegionCode
1
ReleaseDate
2005-06-01
SKU
DSHI56548
Studio
International Historic Films, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This DVD covers the murky start of the Israeli Air Force. While it is a good with a almost homemade quality to it and is a nice addition to my film collection. The Subject really calls for a professional studio to take up the story.
The Best movie on this subject until Nancy Spielberg made Above and Beyond.
It was what I expected. Good documentary.
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