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The Memphis Belle: The Story of Flying Fortress | Document

Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Fee: Free

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Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B-17, the „Memphis Belle“. The „Memphis Belle“ took part in a bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way, they encountered heavy Anti-Aircraft fire and interceptors.

The dramatic 16 mm color film of actual battles was made by cinematographer First Lieutenant Harold J. Tannenbaum. The film was directed by Major William Wyler, narrated by Eugene Kern, and had scenes at its Bassingbourn base photographed by Hollywood cinematographer Captain William H. Clothier. It was made under the auspices of the First Motion Picture Unit, a branch of the United States Army Air Forces.

In English, no subtitles, 42 mins.

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