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Military Marvels

Series celebrating the British aviation industry. In the 50s and 60s, Britain led the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers.

In the heady postwar years of the 1950s and 60s, British flying was at its zenith and its aircraft industry flourished in a dazzling display of ingenuity and design brilliance. Having invented the jet engine, Britain was now set to lead the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers. The daring test pilots who flew them were as well known as the football stars of today, while their futuristic-looking aircraft, including the Meteor, Canberra, Valiant, Vulcan and the English Electric Lightning, were the military marvels of the age.

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Sat 6 Jul 2019 20:00

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  • 00:00

    Sir Simon Rattle

    The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Op.34: Theme (Allegro Maestoso E Largamente)

  • 00:27

    Boots Brown & His Blockbusters

    Cervesa

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Barbara Flynn
Executive Producer William Lyons
Producer James Millar
Director James Millar

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