The Handley Page Halifax four-engined heavy bomber was the unsung hero of Bomber Command during the Second World War. It flew over 39,000 sorties over enemy territory, toward gliders, dropped agents, carried cargo, and pioneered electronic warfare. Yet it was controversial. `Bomber' Harris considered it poor in comparison to the more famous Lancaster.
After the war, the aircraft was almost forgotten, most were melted down. But it was not forgotten by the men who flew the Halifax. It was capable of enduring heavy battle damage and brought many of them home safely. In this DVD they offer vivid accounts of what the aircraft was like to fly in battle. This film recounts the whole story of this aircraft from design to her final conversion as a post-war airliner. Using never seen before footage of the Halifax in action, it tells the story of how the initial problems of design were conquered. In all 6,178 were built. Today only three remain, and this DVD tells the incredible story of how the Halifax Aircraft Association, rescued NA337 from the depths of a Norwegian Lake, and have restored her as a tribute to all those who flew and fought in the Halifax.