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  1. Wings of Glory: The Air Force Story
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  2. Wings of Glory: The Air Force Story

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    Price R809.00

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The story of the United States Air Force is a long and proud one, beginning with the first flight of the Wright Brothers and taking its first rudimentary steps in the swirling aerial combat of WWI in the skies over France. When WWII clearly establishes the need for a separate service, the United States Air Force is born. The first challenge for the new service is just over the horizon, as planes of the Air Force engage in the first jet air-to-air combat in the crimson skies of Korea. Come with us and witness the growth of the Air Force over the years through the authentic archival images filmed by the combat cameramen of America's air service. Learn the special story of the men and planes who wrestled control of the skies from the enemy and provided America with security from airborne attack. This is the exclusive story of the evolution of American airpower from its early beginnings through the birth of the jet age. Discover how the Air Force grew from a few daring young men to a force with capabilities beyond the wildest dreams of the early aviation visionaries. This is the official story of the Air Force, the story of Wings of Glory.


Wings of Glory: Air Force Story
NR (Not Rated)
Timeless Media Group
Timeless Media Group
Timeless Media Group
Timeless Media Group
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The title of this series is a little misleading, since it only goes through the Korean War, which started a couple of years after the USAF became a separate branch of service.
It starts with the Wright Bros. and most of the episodes, which are about 10 or 15 minutes each, cover WWII operations.
The value of the series is in the outstanding footage of some extremely interesting aircraft, particularly from WWI and between-the-wars. The narration typically leans toward propaganda, and always paints every event in the best light, sometimes side-stepping historical facts regarding failures. An example of this is the valiant effort by AAF B-17s in attacking the Japanese at Midway (even though they didn't actually hit anything). Some of the footage is misplaced (such as showing aircraft with ETO markings supposedly operating in the Pacific). It's a little hokey and rah-rah, but you can pick up this set in discount stores for $4.00.
If you take it with a grain of salt, and... Read more
The Air Force Story is a wonderful series, but some portions of this DVD look absolutely awful. They say at the beginning of the show that things may be a bit dodgy, but that's being kind. If you don't mind watching a lot of blown-out footage, and pixels the size of small dogs, this is for you. Oh and p.s., the bonus feature, "Test Pilots Pushing the Envelope" is only four minutes long, and about a million times more boring than you would think from the title.
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