Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 8, 2020 11:55:59 GMT 12
This is such an interesting and well-made series. I have learned a great deal about the production of the Spitfire and the people behind it, and all the problems they endured along the way. It is great to hear directly from people involved, through both interviews and readings of their memories. I am sure that this series would appeal widely to young and old alike. Well done Tuppence Middleton, and the BBC!
Post by errolmartyn on Jul 8, 2020 13:52:40 GMT 12
The promotion of this BBC series comes across as a piece of silly propaganda. I tuned into the episode about Miss Shilling's contribution to the Spitfire but the production of the programme was such that the level of background noise of Spitfires flying and firing pretty much drowned out the commentary, and so I gave up listening to the other episodes about the 'People's Plane' which 'saved the country' (sic).
Author: Swift to the Sky – New Zealand’s Military Aviation History Author/publisher: For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 & A Passion For Flight - New Zealand aviation before the Great War. Publisher of Gp Capt C M Hanson’s By Such Deeds - Honours and Awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999