By Air, By Sea
The RAF's maritime role is often overlooked. Between the wars the RAF operated elegant flying boats to patrol the far flung corners of the Empire. During the Second World War, air sea rescue of downed pilots and air crews was a vital role. Large flying boats like the Short Sunderland and PBY Catalina flew long missions far out over the oceans, looking for enemy submarines.
World War II
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- Ch 354Battlezone WWII: Nazi Blitzkrieg-The Battle For FranceA British Sergeant and a German Infantry Corporal remember the fateful attempt by the Allies to capture Dieppe in 1942.The Siege of Tobrukthe 1942 film providing rare footage of the defense of Tobruk by troops from Britain, Australia and Poland.