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Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII

Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII

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Detailed Description

Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII

General Description

Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII A Robert Child Film. From the early race to build gliders to the D–Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, “Silent Wings – The American Glider Pilots of WWII” narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives. Through rare archival footage and photographs, the film places the audience right at the center of the action in the dangerous world of the American glider pilot.

During WWII, 6000 young Americans volunteered to fly large unarmed cargo gliders into battle. For these glider pilots every mission was do–or–die. It was their task to repeatedly risk their lives landing the men and tools of war deep within enemy–held territory, often in complete darkness.

Thousands of lives were saved and battles won because of their efforts. In fact, one pilot interviewed said – the ‘G’ in their emblem didn't stand for glider; it stood for ‘guts’.

Technical Data

Hal Holbrook
On–Screen Appearances
Walter Cronkite
Andy Rooney
DVD – 113 Minutes
Enhanced 16 x 9 TV
5.1 DTS Digital Surround
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

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Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, and Kelly. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

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Orders for special cut products may take a few days to ship depending on order volume. Special order products ship based on the lead times of each manufacturer. 

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