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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
I never had any idea
By Amazon Customer
I too had no idea just how much the glider pilots contributed to the war effort and some of the crucial actions they were involved in. When you see
some of the little bits and pieces here and there of everything all together, you can't help but agree with those who have said that they were the greatest generation. Some of the atrocities dealt with, the horrors of war, the personal hell experienced by lots of people have filled me with a
new found respect for what they did. It's too bad that all those memories and personal experiences can't be chronicled for those of us interested
in such things to see so we can at least try to relate to what they did for our country.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Interesting story about the use of Gliders in warfare
By A. Ward
I got this DVD because my dad worked on these gliders in WWII. He was with the Army Air Corp in the Pacific Theater. There is usually more information about gliders being used in the European Theater, and not a lot of people know that they were also used in the war against Japan. I was a little disappointed that the DVD didn't cover more about them being used in the Pacific, but it does tell a good story about their history, and how the gliders played an important part in helping to win WWII. It did take a lot of guts to pilot one of these things knowing that you had just one chance to make a decent landing. Overall a good DVD for any WWII history buff.
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By Joel C. Davis
Great to see these old-timers reminisce ~ what an amazing generation of people. The lengths U.S. soldiers went to on the beach of Normandy to free France from Hitler/Nazi....Wow. I love what Andy Rooney says in the film, "When I am in France, and there is some smug young French cab driver who doesn't like Americans, I want to tell that young man that I know something that he should really know."