By Air and By Train (Tin) DVD

By Air and By Train (Tin) DVD

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America's fascination with traveling by rail and air can be found in this collection of documentaries found in these two exclusive tins! Railroads - Tracks Across America: A Timeless Journey Riding the Rails! This comprehensive documentary collection is composed of 36 fascinating features chronicling the development of the railroad industry from the first transcontinental line, freight and Pullman cars, to modern diesel engines. See the people and machines that built the Tracks Across America which is sure to please train enthusiasts old and new. Ride along with this nostalgic collection that takes you to a romantic place where steam rises from the dense population centers in the East to the snow-peaked mountains of the West. Go back to the days when trains brought loved ones home to small towns where the American railroad network is still a vital part of their transportation system today. Indeed, it moves more goods than the rest of the world's rails combined. Discover this and other fun facts about an industry that shaped American culture and its economy. Victory By Air: TAKE FLIGHT WITH AN EXPLORATION OF AVIATION'S FASCINATING AND TRIUMPHANT HISTORY! Almost as soon as Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first successful, powered, piloted flight, aeroplanes were drafted for military use, and the rules of war were forever changed. This compelling documentary series follows the history of the aerial assault vehicle from the creation of the aeroplane to its militarization during World War I and the Russian Revolution. Viewers learn that it was the Spanish Civil War that served as the testing ground for the German airplanes of the Third Reich in the lead-up to the Second World War. With remarkable narration and incredible archival footage, including many never-before-seen sequences, this groundbreaking 5-part series is a complete historical overview from 1900 to 1945. Historical Feats & Aviation Legends! The Pioneers - In 1903 the Wright Brothers gave the definitive push to aviation, which later, with the arrival of the First World War, was increased with the development of the aeronautic industry. Monoplanes - Once the Great War was over, a good number of pilots focused in achieving all the challenges imposed by aeronautic engineers. WWII - The Struggle for Airspace - The Spanish Civil War served as a test field for the German planes of the Third Reich. All around the world, planes increased their performance. WWII - Technological Improvements - The Race to dominate the skies of the world causes the creation of multiple models that changes war strategies. New Aircraft, New Weapons, New Frontiers - During WWII the battle fronts reach further into the globe from North Africa to the Pacific Rim changing the range, types, and amount of planes needed to be produced.


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