Janson Media announced today that it has licensed the World War II documentary Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII (1 x 113′) to CCTV of China. The film will air on the network’s science and education channel, CCTV-10.
Narrated by Hal Holbrook, Silent Wings – The American Glider Pilots of WWII reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives. Thousands of lives were saved and battles won because of their efforts.
From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany’s final surrender, Silent Wings – The American Glider Pilots of WWII reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives. Through rare archival footage and photographs, the film places the audience right at the center of the action in the dangerous world of the American glider pilot.
During World War II, 6,000 young Americans volunteered to fly large unarmed cargo gliders into battle. For these glider pilots every mission was do-or-die. It was their task to repeatedly risk their lives landing the men and tools of war deep within enemy-held territory, often in complete darkness. Catch a rare first hand look into the grueling battle and the brave men who fought it in this informative release.