Running Time - 1 hr 15
Certificate - Exempt
Number of Discs - 1
Production Year - 2007
Subtitles - No
Region - 2
Format - PAL (Europe)
Eighteen feet longer than the Lancaster, the Short Stirling was the first and largest of the RAF's wartime four-engine bombers.
Produced and directed by Brian Harris, DFC, himself an ex-navigator on Stirlings, this unique DVD combines rare and exclusive wartime footage with the reminiscences of surviving Stirling aircrew members.
Film highlights include Winston Churchill inspecting No.7 Squadron Stirling V-Victor at Northolt in July 1941, a film reconstruction of a typical Stirling raid, footage from Arnhem and extensive manufacturer's own footage of a Stirling under construction, including a detailed look at its fuel tanks, wing assembly and giant undercarriage. Also included is a German amateur 8mm film of a 214 Squadron Stirling being shot down - and an interview with the rear gunner of that very aircraft, Geoff Parnell.
Navigator Ron Colledge talks about the Stirling's role in D-Day diversion missions, while another navigator, Doug Simmins of 620 Squadron, recalls night-time supply drops to the Marquis. Producer Brian Harris is also reunited with his wartime pilot, Geoff Ware, DFC, to recount missions on 15 Squadron's D-Dog.
Although well over 2,000 Stirlings were built, not one remains today. Throughout Europe, the search is on for a wreck that might conceivably be restored. Until then, REMEMBER THE STIRLING is the only way to really experience this important British bomber.
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