Sunday, January 29, 2012

Documentary about Spitfire pilots in WWII

For those of you who have read Diana Gabaldon's story, "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows", here's a very interesting documentary, 3D Spies of WWII, that aired recently on the PBS series "Nova".



The program goes into great detail about the Spitfire pilots, their role in aerial photo-reconnaissance, how the millions of photos they took were analyzed and interpreted, and how the information contained in those photos helped the Allies defeat the Nazis in WWII.  Fascinating stuff!

I think Jerry MacKenzie would be very proud to know that his fellow Spitfire photo-reconnaissance pilots played such an important part in helping to defeat the Nazis.  And I'm sure Jerry would have been right there with them, had fate and a stone circle not intervened. <g>

Please note, the video embedded above is just a preview.  The full-length video is almost an hour long, but it's well worth watching.  Thanks very much to Marte Brengle on Compuserve for the link!

If you haven't yet read "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows", I would highly recommend it.  There's more information about the story here.

2 comments:

Carla said...

Awesome video. Thanks for finding and posting, Karen. I loved getting to know Jerry a little bit more. I'm also now interested in watching the new George Lucas film, "Red Tails," too.

Karen Henry said...

I thought this was really interesting. It makes me want to re-read "Leaf", with a better understanding now of what Jerry was doing.

Karen