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8th Air Force, 351st Bombardment Group [DVD]  

8th Air Force, 351st Bombardment Group [DVD]


Originally released by the US War Office as "Combat America", this unique documentary was
produced, written, directed, and narrated by Clark Gable while he was on assignment with the
8th Air Force, developing a gunnery training film.

Though it packs plenty of very exciting color combat footage and doesn't flinch in showing high
cost of the war in the air, in many ways, it's as much a warm home movie as a hard bitten,
wartime "information" film.

(image of clark gable and general) Gable chronicles the experiences of the men of the 351st Bombardment group, flying their B-17s
from the cool early morning mists of Colorado to their operational base at RAF Polebrook in
England and onto the frigid skies over Germany and includes actual combat footage.

Clark Gable's affection and admiration for these men comes through loud and clear. This film is
like a Kodachrome album out of the past, giving us snapshots of life on a front line American
B-17 base in the U.K. in 1943.


Our Price: £6.99