Saturday, 21 September 2013

14 minutes of film that I found facinating and hope you do too

In 2005, an 83 year-old World War II pilot is surprised to see 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time.

SPITFIRE 944 was put on YouTube as part of the Sundance Film Festival Memorial Day observance through from May 22 through June 5, 2013 (UPDATE, ShortsHD is allowing the film to stay on youtube for the moment:) The Sundance portal is here:

If you are interested in your own copy, you can find it on iTunes here:

An absolutely fascinating piece of living history.


Davieboy said...

Did you know that Ezer Weizman, commander of the Israeli Air Force, Minister of Defence and 7th President of Israel once flew a combat mission in a Spitfire against the British? The story is here:
Don't tell the usual Israel-haters, as they'll use the story as further ammunition against Israel!

BusterGasket said...

Thank you for posting this. I too was fascinated by the filmed interview and the original footage. The pilot thoroughly deserved the DFC.