Outraged at the attack on Pearl Harbor,
President Franklin Roosevelt ordered his military leaders to find a way to hit
back at an enemy whose homeland was beyond the reach of U.S. warplanes. The
result was a daring plan to load B-25 bombers on an aircraft carrier, sail
within range of Japan, bomb its cities, and then fly on to the safety of China.
Only one man was considered up to the
task of leading the mission Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle. Narrated by
Gary Sinise (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), The Doolittle Raid tells the
story of one of the most audacious acts of aerial warfare. Through historical
footage, maps, expert commentary, and interviews with four crewmen who took
part, it recounts a mission that not only raised the spirits of a nation but
also changed the outcome of World War II.
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