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PEN & SWORD: TOP FIGHTER PLANES – DVD
This military DVD explores the many varying forms of aircraft used during WWII and the famous pilots and squadrons that flew them. Using original archive footage, the DVD documents the infamous “Lafayette Escadrille”, the “Eagle Squadron” and the “Flying Tigers”. These squadrons consisted of pilots that flew missions for other countries in return for large sums of money. In a time of honour and national pride, these pilots were modern day “Bounty Hunters” who killed for the side offering the highest price. The “Flying Tigers” were an unofficial squadron formed by the USA, with its members holding lucrative contracts with salaries three times what they would usually earn in the U.S. Air Force. Combined with a selection of bonus footage and original picture galleries, this DVD gives a fascinating insight into some of the most colourful aviation characters of the Second World War.