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Target for Tonight

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One of the most celebrated Royal Air Force documentaries follows the crew of the Wellington bomber "F for Freddie" during a midnight raid on Freihausen, Germany     

$22.99

One of the most celebrated Royal Air Force documentaries, Target for Tonight follows the crew of the Wellington bomber "F for Freddie" during a midnight raid on Freihausen, Germany.Starring a real-life R.A.F. crew, the film is a stirring portrait the early days of the Allied air campaign. The film won an honorary Academy Award in 1942, and was voted Best Documentary by the National Board of Review in 1941. While the British bombed at night, the American Eighth Air Force struck during the day. Exposed to fighters and flak, the Mighty Eighth endured huge losses before victory was secured. The fight is chronicled in "Target Germany!" which features B-17s, B-24s and their P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning escorts. Also included is a .pdf of the original "Target for Tonight" brochure from 1942.


  • 80 minutes.
  • B&W films.
  • "Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm prints, many of these films have never been available to the public, and some have only recently been declassified "

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Target for Tonight

Category Documentaries