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>

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.


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.


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