The Hornets Nest
The documentary film describes the carnage and chaos which become a part of the daily lives and the deaths of American soldiers during the Afghanistan war under eyes of 2 journalists: a father Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos Boettcher. The three-day mission extends to 9 days, reflecting severity of the American longest war.
Source: The Hornets Nest
One of a kind; includes an introduction by Jimmy Stewart, and rare color footage of Thunderbolts operating out of Corsica, flying missions into Italy.
Uploaded on YTube May 13, 2010
A documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft and its use in missions over Europe in the Second World War. Release date 1947
Features Jimmy Stewart; Directed by Wiliam Wyler Writer John Sturges
Symbol in the smoke: Herbert Mason’s iconic photograph of St Paul’s dome emerging from the smoke of raging fires in surrounding streets.
Another perspective of the Battle of Britain. Intelligence errors which cost the Luftwaffe its edge; their failure to recognize the strategic value of British radar sites, the clever air defense tactics of fighter commnd, and costly errors committed by both sides.
The source site contains the usual copyright claim, hence this small excerpt. Check out the link; well worth the read. And you thought you knew about our Marines…
Excerpt from The History Reader:
“The Marines’ victory helped Hamet Caramanli, Yusuf’s deposed brother, reclaim his rightful throne as ruler of Tripoli. In gratitude, he presented his Mameluke sword to Lieutenant O’Bannon. This famous sword became part of the officer uniform in 1825, and remains the oldest ceremonial weapon in use by U.S. forces today. Derna was the Marines’ first battle on foreign soil. Lieutenant O’Bannon and his men are immortalized in the “Marines’ Hymn”: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.”
This is from a lengthy excerpt from Fred Pushies book MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command
Dan King’s well documented presentation; this provides a badly needed perspective about Japanese procedures, accounts from their pilots, cultural views, loss of seasoned personnel, (a willingness to be captured meant shame to their families) and other little -if at all- known facts. Among the many previously untouched stories is the process that recruits went through to become pilots; extremely harsh training I had read about in Saburo Sakai’s book “Samurai”
Produced by Jarel & Betty Wheaton for Peninsula Seniors http://pvseniors.org based on Dan’s presentation at the Western Museum of Flight.
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