AVVID DVD Remember the Stirling
Remember the Stirling The Short Stirling was the first of the RAF's trio of four engine bombers. Designed in 1936 it first became operational in 1941 and was the RAF's main heavy bomber in the early years of the war. The various construction phases of this giant bomber are shown in detail at an aircraft factory. Also shown is a flight with a Stirling on a typical night bombing raid on Duisburg: pre-flight briefing, take-off, flight to target, bombing and return to base.
One man who did remember the Stirling was the wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill seen in this unique film inspecting "V" Victor from No. 7 Squadron at Northolt (1941). See Sir Arthur Harris in a speech he made in 1942 warning Hitler's Nazis of the forthcoming bombing offensive. One of the first Stirling raids in 1942 was against the Renault factory of Billancourt near Paris. No. XV Squadron attached as low as 2,000 feet claiming every bomb hit the target. Fly with a Stirling crew on a typical night bombing raid on Duisburg - Briefing - Crew bus - Take off - Journey to target - Bombing - Hit by flak - Return.
B&W and Colour. 55 minutes. Format: NTSC Region 1 (U.S and Canada only).