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Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII (Trailer)

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Published on Mar 11, 2010

Narrated by Hal Holbrook, Silent Wings reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives.

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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 critical. 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. Thousands of lives were saved and battles won because of their efforts.

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