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|Bennett DVD Pleasure Boating Power Sail|
Actor: Bennett Marine Video
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
DVD Pleasure Boat Handling — An in-depth guide to safe boating and navigation from harbor to harbor for skippers and families of all boaters, power or sail. Covers boating basics, navigation, rules of the road, getting unde... more »
David McEldery | Plains, MT USA | 11/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The B-25 Mitchell bomber was arguably WWIIs finest, medium bomber. Designed for a payload of 3,200 lbs of bombs and eight .50 caliber machineguns, in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, the B-25 often carried 4,000 to 6,000lbs of bombs. The G and H models sported a 75mm canon in the nose. Some J models had as many as eighteen .50 caliber machine guns, the most powerful gunships until the AC-130 Puff the Magic Dragon of Vietnam fame. The Doolittle Raid against Tokyo was assuredly a morale booster and a heroic, suicidal mission, but this video spends too much of its time on this event. The B-25 was a major weapon in the Mediterranean and in the Pacific. Both theaters are sold short. The B-25s of the 12th Air Force fought a major tactical battle against thousands of German and Italian flak guns in the Italian Alps from November 1944 until March 1945. It is known by a few as The Battle of the Brenner Pass. No footage is shown of this pivotal battle. B-25s also reduced American casualties in the Invasion of Southern France in August 1944 by carpet bombing the heavily-mined Antheor Beach-head prior to troop disembarkation. This was a far cry from the D-Day landings at Omaha and Utah beaches, thanks to the 12th AF B-25s. The bombing of Monte Cassino is impressive, but the footage is too short, and the dropping of parachute bombs on Rabaul in the Pacific gives just a taste of what might have been a better documentary."