William Wyler, a notable filmmaker, directed the film ""Memphis Belle"" in 1943 to pay homage to a World War II bomber of the same name. Documentarian Erik Nelson weaves footage captured by Wyler and currently stored at the National Archives together with intimate narrations from the remaining B-17 pilots to shed new light on this significant historical event.~Maggie Sadler
Audio Commentary with Director Erik Nelson and Executive Producer Catherine Wyler
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The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944, Directed by William Wyler, 45 minutes)
A tribute to one of the world's great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War. In 1943, director William Wyler crafted 'Memphis Belle,' a tribute to the titular WWII bomber. Using footage from the National Archives shot by Wyler and his team, director Erik Nelson has created a new film, featuring narration from some of the last surviving B-17 pilots. Totally mesmerizing. Don’t miss it.
If your a WWII aerial war buff this is a "must have". I especially enjoyed the re-mastered 1944 Memphis Belle film put out by the then War Department.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Ok For WWII History Beginners
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Great coverage with the actual veterans.
stock footage used in other documentry's before. cannot recommend to a friend - thought would provide more insight into missions and perhaps other aircraft used in the bombing campaigns over Europe would be highlighted too.