View Full Version : Operation Point Blank video

03-01-2010, 02:33 PM
From the Wikipedia:

"Operation Pointblank was the code name for the primary portion of the World War II Combined Bomber Offensive "to impose heavy losses on German day fighter force and to conserve German fighter force away from the Russian and Mediterranean theatres of war" (Casablanca directive) before the Normandy Landings. The 14 June 1943 Pointblank directive ordered RAF Bomber Command and the U.S. Eighth Air Force to bomb specific targets such as aircraft factories, and the order was confirmed at the Quebec Conference, 1943. The techniques and specific tactics were decided upon by the commanders and subsequently followed differing bombing doctrines. The RAF mainly carried out night-time area bombing and the USAAF carried out daytime precision attacks against small targets".

The outstanding video, no commentaries, just the superb action sequences. Enjoy:

Operation Point Blanck @ Sonicbomb.com (http://www.sonicbomb.com/xv1.php?vid=b17_drl&id=814&s=70&w=640&h=360&ttitle=Operation%20Pointblank)


03-01-2010, 02:56 PM
Yes truly an outstanding video.
Gives you a real feeling of what those young men
went through.
The fear must have been hard to overcome but they did it.
Salute to them.


03-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Amazing video indeed.

Sometimes we'd however need to see the horror they were sent to cause among the civilians too, I think, for the balance of perception... I'm not in any way shape or form trying to defend the nazis, only condemning mass murder of civilians.

War is hell.

03-01-2010, 04:05 PM

03-01-2010, 04:31 PM
That film stirred many emotions.
Thank you for sharing.

03-01-2010, 04:36 PM
Thanks for sharing that!

I'd just been reading the book 'Bomber' Harris by Charles Messenger and I am right at the point where he (Harris) and Eaker are assessing Point blank and supporting D-Day's impact on that.


03-03-2010, 02:12 PM
One of our mates at SimHQ, NineLives, has found for all us the 'mother' video on which this short one is based:

The Memphis Belle, History of a Flying Fortress (http://www.archive.org/details/TheMemphisBelleAStoryofaFlyingFortress)

Enjoy the 'big one' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif .


03-03-2010, 03:07 PM
That was an excellent one really ,very good choice of music , quality and moving video , thank you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif