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Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521356
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Arnie Gelbart, André Lamy, Adam Symansky, Darce Fardy, D'Arcy O'Connor
Directors:  Brian McKenna
Producing Agencies:  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto),Galafilm Inc. (Montreal),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Documentary, Fiction, History, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1991
Running Time:  104m 04s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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From the outset of the Second World War, it had been clear to Britain that air superiority would be the decisive factor in the battle against Hitler's Germany. At airbases all over England and in the skies over Europe, more than 50,000 Canadian airmen served in the campaign to bomb Germany. Ordered to drop their payloads on a remote and faceless enemy below, the airmen of Bomber Command had a thankless job. For those who survived, the sheer terror and sense of helplessness left an indelible scar.

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