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    Default Several Hours added to my "Watch List"

    Last night, i remembered to search my Amazon Prime account for "Flyboys", "The Blue Max", etc., and while i was in to spending additional money, i did find a few other shows i added to my "watch list":

    The Red Baron
    Europe, 1916. Baron Manfred von Richthofen is, at the age of just 24, the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces - a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. But even for this living legend, each new combat mission could be his last...
    1 h 45 min

    Fighting the Red Baron
    During WWI, in the space of 6 months - the bloodiest of the war - a group of young pilots transformed the role of the aeroplane into a deadly killing machine that changed the nature of warfare forever. This is the story of those 6 months, centring around Bloody April during which the average life expectancy of a pilot was reduced to just 3 weeks.
    1 h 14 min

    The Aces' War --- There seems to be only 1 season though
    August 1914. One month after the outbreak of World War I, Paris is bombarded by German airplanes. Parisians witness a whole new type of warfare. Aviators, known as inventors and daredevils, were now at the forefront of a new age of weaponry and war. In this fascinating series, five pilots from France, Germany, and Britain take us into the world of the greatest "flying aces" of the First World War.

    Baron Von Richthofen: The Red Baron
    Manfred Von Richtofen, the Red Baron, was the greatest fighter ace of World War One and perhaps the most famous fighter pilot of all time. Credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other WWI pilot, he was a brilliant tactician and led his "Flying Circus" to unparalleled success before being shot down and killed in April 1918 at the age of just 25.

    These were the titles that were free. I would prefer to see a more broad selection. Obviously, these selections are "Red Baron Heavy"... I did quick cursory scan to see if this has been discussed elsewhere, and while i am really sure it has been, i did not find it. What are some other shows, documentaries, etc. you all enjoyed?

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    "Aces Falling" - a BBC 'Timewatch' 1 hour documentary; very watchable!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    "Aces Falling" - a BBC 'Timewatch' 1 hour documentary; very watchable!
    Sweet - thank you. I will search for where i can stream the BBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    "Aces Falling" - a BBC 'Timewatch' 1 hour documentary; very watchable!
    Watching it for a second time. Thank you for the recommendation.

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    Hadn’t thought of looking on Amazon Prime for stuff, good call. Thank you.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    "Aces Falling" - a BBC 'Timewatch' 1 hour documentary; very watchable!
    Have to dig that out, thanks for the tip.

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    Just searched Timewatch - WW1 Aces Falling on BBC iplayer and sadly it seems to no longer be available.

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    i watched it via YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Urai View Post
    i watched it via YouTube.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.

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    "He is wise who watches"

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    Just finished watching Timewatch - WW1 Aces Falling - a very well spent hour. It was as good as you all said it was. Thank you.

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    There is a very good documentary on 3 discs called "4 years of Thunder" covering the WW1 Air War.
    Might be available on UTube (?) or Amazon Prime

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Jumped on the Timewatch bandwagon, thanks for the tip off.

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    Just watched Four Years of Thunder on youtube as recommended by Barry (gully raker). A little dated but well worth watching. Thanks for the recommendation.

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