The Resource Silent wings: : American glider pilots of WWII, (electronic resource)

Silent wings: : American glider pilots of WWII, (electronic resource)

Label
Silent wings: : American glider pilots of WWII
Title
Silent wings:
Title remainder
American glider pilots of WWII
Title variation
  • American glider pilots of WWII
  • American glider pilots of World War II
  • American glider pilots of World War 2
  • American glider pilots of World War Two
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
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'
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Narrator: Hal Holbrook ; featuring Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Child, Robert
  • Holbrook, Hal
  • Cronkite, Walter
  • Rooney, Andrew A
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
113
Series statement
The minutes of history series
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Silent wings: : American glider pilots of WWII, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
646032040692 (hoopla video recording)
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11799488
Publisher number
MWT11799488
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11799488
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Silent wings: : American glider pilots of WWII, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
646032040692 (hoopla video recording)
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11799488
Publisher number
MWT11799488
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11799488
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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