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Aces: A Story of the First Air War ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB522010
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  George Pearson, Dennis Murphy, Colin Neale
Directors:  Raoul Fox
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Tech/Voc, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1993
Running Time:  92m 31s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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World War I was the first war in which aviators played a part. What was it really like to manoeuvre the first aircraft in battle? How did aerial strategy and tactics evolve throughout the war? And what about the amazing development of aeronautical technology within a few short years? Using rarely-seen archival footage, Aces chronicles the wartime career of a Canadian airman, providing a first-hand glimpse of the war, which broke out just 11 years after the Wright brothers pioneered the flying machine.

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