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Waldo.Pepper
09-22-2007, 11:54 AM
You should watch this - so I uploaded it.

My favourite part is the strafing of the suspected targets. "What do you know." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=8884200251472271011

triad773
09-22-2007, 12:03 PM
Great Waldo- thanks for posting. I remember someone (maybe you, memory fails me) posted the Dogfights episode on the same aircraft:
(reposted for convenience)

Dogfights- P-47 Thunderbolt

Each about 10 minutes long

Part 1 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zitQJr36si0

Part 2 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omO5VXOBZ80

Part 3 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG7SK53uVOQ

Part 4 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsfAx80wkEo

Part 5 of 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytvzkhxbHSg

Enjoy them while they're up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers

Triad

Bo_Nidle
09-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Great film for any WW2 aviation buff, absolute heaven for a Jug fan!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I got this on DVD from Zeno's.

The film crew can be seen as including William Wyler and John Sturges.

Wyler was an already established director at the outbreak of the war he went onto make some classic films, most notably the original 1944 "The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress" and the hollywood great:"Ben Hur".

Sturges went onto make a respected career in directing including two classic films in their respective genres,"The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape".

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-22-2007, 02:54 PM
Great stuff! Nice of Mr Stewart to give the RAF a mention in the intro. I liked the narration style - not so gung-ho as lots (from all nations) I've seen.

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BillyTheKid_22
09-22-2007, 04:12 PM
Good stuff!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif P-47!!

crucislancer
09-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Cool! Thanks for posting that link.

I have "Thunderbolt" on VHS, along with Memphis Belle one by Wyler, they came with two other tapes, one about Guadalcanal ant the other a general overview of WWII from 1939-1944.

Sadly, my VCR no longer works. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

zardozid
09-22-2007, 06:41 PM
I have seen this before but it is well worth a look.

I noticed the ME262 training film...Really nice find! I was wondering if you have run a crossed any other axis training films (German,Japanese)...I have the German sniper training film (concealment in varied terrain) along with an American M1 rifle training film (windage and shooting positions)...but I have never seen a Japanese training film (I think??)

Anyway have you seen any other Axis training material?

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Schwarz.13
09-22-2007, 07:27 PM
Ha, that's funny Waldo - I watched this a few days ago and thought about posting the link but as i'm relatively new to the forums i assumed it must have been posted at least a couple of times before! For those with a short attention span and a decent downstream speed the Thunderbolts actually take off on their missions at about 16 mins into the film http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have to say that Google.video is a goldmine when it comes to old wartime training films etc - forget YouTube.

For the Jug fans (just in case it hasn't been linked before):

Thunderbolt:Familiariztion (http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8842207957863910296)

High Altitude and Aerobatics (http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8031964789974661878)

Enjoy.

Waldo.Pepper
09-22-2007, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by zardozid:
I was wondering if you have run a crossed any other axis training films (German,Japanese)

I am getting some more from a very helpful lady at the Library of Congress.


Originally posted by zardozid:
I have the German sniper training film

As do I and it is excellent. It is also on Youtube in three parts I think.

Snyde-Dastardly
09-22-2007, 11:04 PM
I love this film so much I bought it from Zenos and I dont get sick of watching it. Good post for those who have never seen it

Phas3e
09-22-2007, 11:19 PM
I had an old VHS tape of Thunderbolt and Memphis Belle, never got sick of watching them... I should get me a DVD copy

Skycat_2
09-23-2007, 03:02 AM
I have a two DVD box set from Wal-Mart that has several great films on it. The pack is titled Hollywood Goes to War and it has on it:

- The Memphis Belle (1944).
- Combat America (1943), in which Clark Gable visits the 351st Bombardment Group in England.
- Thunderbolt!
- The Fighting Lady (1944), which features the aircraft carrier Essex.
- The Battle of San Pietro (1945) by John Huston.
- Report from the Aleutians (1943) by John Huston.
- The Stillwell Road (1945), narrated by Ronald Reagan.

han freak solo
09-23-2007, 12:02 PM
Good stuff!

Waldo.Pepper
09-23-2007, 02:12 PM
- The Memphis Belle (1944).
- Combat America (1943), in which Clark Gable visits the 351st Bombardment Group in England.
- Thunderbolt!
- The Fighting Lady (1944), which features the aircraft carrier Essex.
- The Battle of San Pietro (1945) by John Huston.
- Report from the Aleutians (1943) by John Huston.
- The Stillwell Road (1945), narrated by Ronald Reagan.

Every single one of these is public domain and available on the Internet (in one form or the other at one place or the other.)

Whenever you see a box set of DVD "WW2 the untold story" (or some such/similar title) - more often than not all he titles are public domain and on the internet somewhere already. Some parasitic little DVD house (that is created for 6 months) has bundled them up to make a quick buck charging (too much) for distribution only.

Skycat_2
09-23-2007, 02:23 PM
Well, I think the whole pack was $5-10 which is worth the money since I don't have to watch a low-fi version in eight parts on YouTube.

Schwarz.13
09-23-2007, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
You should watch this - so I uploaded it.

Waldo, would you by any chance be the user who uploaded all of those films including "Choppin'" which i just linked on this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1631033295) thread???

Waldo.Pepper
09-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Skycat_2:
I don't have to watch a low-fi version in eight parts on YouTube.

Report from the Aleutians, and others are available to download in full res completely legally as they are public domain. You just have to know where to look. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here for example ... I have posted a link to this page in the past BTW. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.publicdomaintorrents.com/nshowcat.html?category=war


Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
Waldo, would you by any chance be the user who uploaded all of those films including "Choppin'" which i just linked on this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1631033295) thread???

Guilty. I think I have uploaded 50+ videos to Google/Youtube so far. I made Choppin' though it looks as though it is down at the moment.

Choppin is now up at youtube btw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFoc7DiugnY

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-24-2007, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
I have to say that Google.video is a goldmine when it comes to old wartime training films etc - forget YouTube.


I have to agree with this. Not to mention you can DL save and archive the Googlevideos.

triad773
09-24-2007, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
Report from the Aleutians, and others are available to download in full res completely legally as they are public domain. You just have to know where to look. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here for example ... I have posted a link to this page in the past BTW. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.publicdomaintorrents.com/nshowcat.html?category=war

COOL Waldo! We might as well enjoy this freedom while we can. Not sure about in Europe but I know that Internet Service Providers here would love to lock in higher service rates for on-demand video of many kinds.

Thanks for reposting that link.

Cheers

Triad

Rammjaeger
12-03-2007, 07:35 AM
One of the planes in the movie "Thunderbolt" actually seem to have the word "Halliburton" painted on its side:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x148/Rammjaeger1983/halliburton.jpg

The movie "The Fighting Lady" can be seen here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6044016256005176514

My favourite part is:

"These little monkeys are fancy fliers. They think aerobatics can win dogfights whereas we believe in smooth flying and careful shooting."

I was somewhat surprised to see that most pieces of guncamera footage that I see uploaded all around the Internet - there aren't that many to be sure - were taken from public domain documentaries such as these. I thought most of them come straight from US and German national archives.