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WW2 Videos Online: RAF Night Attack, Zekes & 8th AF Fighter Fest
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In September 2006 Newsletter
It's time for another flight of action packed World War II plane
video hits playing for free "At the Matinee." That's over 14 hours of
rockin' props for free viewing over the internet.online at Zeno's
Drive-In - www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com . "At the Matinee," we're
showing s triple featu the fighter fan favorite, "The Fight For the
Sky, RAF Bomber Command in a night action in the atmospheric classic,
"Target for Tonight," and the irrepressible "Gipper," Ronald
Reagan, takes on the storied Nipponese fighter in "Recognition of the
If you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature
1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to
fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM,
AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S.
And there are different WWII documentaries every month.
"The Fight For the Sky, " In February of 1944, General Jimmy Doolittle
"turned loose" his fighters to go after the Luftwaffe where they lived.
This marked a radical change in strategy from the disastrous tactics of
1943 that kept escorting fighters chained to bombers. Now, US fighters,
including the P-51, probed deep into Germany, catching the opposition
on the ground, inflicting mortal damage. This feature combines
thrilling combat footage filmed by 8th Air Force combat cameramen with
some of the most action packed, down and dirty World War II gun camera
film you'll ever see. This is the original, uncut 40-minute version of
"The Fight for the Sky" featuring twice the rock 'em sock 'em action of
the heavily edited postwar release previously shown at the Drive-In.
""Target for Tonight" follows the crew "F for Freddie, " a Vicker's
Wellington medium bomber (Millerton Station, Group 33), through an
entire low level night mission attacking an oil storage depot at a rail
yard. Notice how the film highlights the participation of not only
servicemen from all classes from around the British Isles, but also
Canadians and a navigator that sounds a lot like a Yank volunteer. The
film exemplifies the understatement, dry humor, and "business as usual"
approach typical of British information films of the period, along with
a clear "get the job done" attitude.
"Recognition of the Japanese Zero" Lieutenant "Jimmy Saunders"
(Ronald Reagan) learns how to tell a P-40 from Japanese A6M Zero the
hard way. (That's a very angry Craig Stevens AKA "Peter Gunn" on the
receiving end.) Contains plenty of interesting info about what US
pilots were told about Japan's most produced and feared fighter and how
to spot it. Includes seldom seen footage of a captured Zero doing
spectacular aerobatics. Even though this is "only" a 20-minute training
film "the Gipper" gives a very convincing performance as the cocky yet
apprehensive new P-40 pilot, Jimmy Saunders. This earnest commitment to
give his very best, regardless of the size or scope of the role, was a
hallmark of his long and distinguished career
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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