This a collection of four vintage films that have been professionally transferred to DVD. These rare black and white scenes are from World War Two military and industrial films. There are four programs: (1) Army-Air Force Report with Hap Arnold giving a report on the war effort. This is late 1943/early 1944 and give a report on the overall war effort from the air, and includes all 15 different Air Forces under his command around the world. Each is described with achievements, including lots of combat footage. You will see not only European action, but all the other commands around the world. (2) The next film is Schweinfurt Mission which was October of 1943 and was one of the largest B17 raids of the war. It was to bomb the ball bearing factory and the mission was both successful and a disaster as the U.S. lost a huge number of aircraft since the target was well beyond the limits of allied fighter protection.
(3) Prelude to Invasion includes bomber and fighter action to soften-up the German Air Force, and other defensive targets prior to the D-Day invasion. For the first time the allies go after airfields and other military lines of communication that will help the June landing at Normandy. (4) Building a Bomber depicts the construction of the B-26 medium bomber, from the steel works to the factory. This interesting film shows the different processes in manufacturing the aircraft and all its parts from beginning to final assembly.