NOVA: First Air War DVD - AV Item

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When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes. By the war's end, the blueprint of the modern fighter aircraft had emerged. To trace the story of this astonishingly rapid technological revolution, NOVA takes viewers inside The Vintage Aviator, a team of New Zealand-based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic World War One fighters.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG+V
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG+V
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • NOVA: First Air War

    When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes from which pilots occasionally took pot shots at one another with rifles. By the war's end, the essential blueprint of the modern fighter aircraft had emerged: it was now an efficient killing machine that limited the average life expectancy of a front line pilot to just a few weeks. To trace the story of this astonishingly rapid technological revolution, NOVA takes viewers inside The Vintage Aviator, a team of New Zealand-based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic World War One fighters such as the SE5A and Albatros DV. NOVA joins the team as they discover the secrets of some of aviation's most colorful and deadly early flying machines, and explores how their impact played a key role in the nightmare slaughter of the Western Front.

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)