Born as a private venture in the dark days just before the start of World War II, the Mosquito struggled to become recognized by Britain's Air Ministry, especially as it was conceived as an unarmed bomber made of wood.The mosquito went on to become the most versatile aircraft ever built and its exploits have become legendary. It was produced in almost 50 different versions and in all of these it excelled, whether it was as a pure bomber, fighter-bomber, day and night fighter or as a photo-reconnaissance aircraft. One version was even modified with folding wings for use on aircraft carriers!7,781 Mosquitoes were constructed in Britain, Canada and Australia, and it served with distinction in every theatre of war. Besides widespread service with the Royal Air Force, over 1,000 Mosquitoes were used by 16 overseas air forces.In 1945 the de Havilland Aircraft Company decided to produce a film of the Mosquito's development and operational service called simply "The Mosquito", a film which has become unique in its own right. Here you see the concept behind the Mosquito: its design, development, construction and operational service, with much action footage. A remarkable film about a remarkable aircraft.