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Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII
Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII
Actor: Hal Holbrook
Director: Robert Child
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2007     1hr 53min

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 playe...  more »


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Actor: Hal Holbrook
Director: Robert Child
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Transportation, Educational, World War II, Military & War
Studio: Inecom Entertainment Company
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/20/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

J. Preston | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I did not know the full history of the glider pilots. Now I do, and I am impressed and awed by their unselfishness and heroics. Everyone interested in WWII should see this documentary."
A Long Past Due Tribute
David M. Nolan | Palm Harbor, Florida | 05/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They all volunteered - to serve in a branch of the service that no longer exists. They knew they were to be pilots on a one-way mission. Fly them in and then grab a rifle and join the infantry. That was the lot of a Glider Pilot. The G on their wings surely stood for "Guts"
Watch this exciting tape and you will certainly want to tip your hat to the few living veterans of this extrodinary branch of the Army Air Corp."
Well worth watching
C. Harris | Germantown, TN USA | 04/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary covers a subject that has not been told in it`s own light.
Well worth watching. I learned many things I was unaware of and I pride myself on being knowledgeable in WWII History. Yet I still find more every time I get a new DVD or Book.
Silent Wings DVD Review
Doug E. Wilber | Schenectady, NY | 08/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A month ago a man in my late father's platoon set me the DVD "Silent Wings" the story of American glider pilots during World War II. Since this man, Bill Shorter and my Dad Charles Wilber were glider riders I found this nearly 2-hour documentary very informative and a pleasure to watch. Many Americans don't realize that the gliders were an important and dangerous part of the American airborne forces during that war. Using interviews with both German and American glider pilots along with great insite by reporters Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney the DVD was excellant. It not only showed American glider action but also German glider assualts. I recommend this documentary for not only WWII buffs but anyone interested in history."