The Second World War was the first conflict in which combat was wage by air, as well as by ground and by sea. It was in this new theatre of war that neither side could afford to fail. Included are 3 DVDs. The Early Years '39-42: The rapid development of efficient aircraft in the 30s paved the way for the savage air warfare of WWII. This is the story of the battles fought over the Blitzkrieg battlefields of Europe, and the Nazi air presence over England. The Yanks Are Coming '42-'45: From the start of World War II, Britain's RAF had stood alone. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entry into the war, the arrival of the 8th US Army Air Force in England began to turn the tide. Japan: Triumph & Defeat '41-'45: Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Empire rapidly surged out into southeast Asia and the Central Pacific. But the initially successful Japanese forces suffered a relentless fight back by the Allies across the vast distances of the Pacific.
This release brings together three documentaries about military airplanes and air battles fought throughout WWII.