The Fighting Lady
(1944 COLOR 60:00)
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A new print from the National Archives that we color corrected color really brings this film to life! "The Fighting Lady" follows the fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Marcus Islands campaign, through Tinian, Truk, the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot" and much more. But don't let the term "fictionalized" miss lead you. All of the footage shown in this fascinating composite documentary is real -- shot by combat cameramen on board ship and in the air, showing actual Navy and Marine pilots and crewmen up close and personal. ("The Fighting Lady was actually the nickname given to the Yorktowns, CV-5 & CV-10.) You'll see dramatic action showing Hellcats, Hell Divers, Corsairs on deck and in the air, including exciting dive bombing, anti-aircraft, and gun camera footage and some amazing walkaway crash landings. And there's a fascinating tour below decks too. But most memorably, you'll see the faces of the officers and enlisted men of the "Fighting Lady" at work and at rest, making it all possible. Powerfully narrated by Hollywood legend Lt. Robert Taylor and directed by Academy Award winner William Wyler.
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The Fighting Lady is available full screen on our
Fighting Lady DVD plus two more remarkable films
Flight Deck Crews:
* Landing & re-spotting aircraft
* Catapulting from an aircraft carrier
and a F4F/FM2 Wildcat pilot's manual
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Five exciting films:
* The Battle of Midway
* The Fleet that Came to Stay.
* The Second Battle of the Philippines:
* The Life and Death of the USS Hornet
* The Saga of the Franklin
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