WWII Era cartoon – Bugs Bunny – Falling Hare (1943)

Falling Hare is a 1943 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Robert Clampett, starring Bugs Bunny. The title is another play on words. The word “hair” and “hare”. As “falling hair” refers to impending baldness, while in this cartoon’s climax, the title turns out to be descriptive of Bugs’ situation(a hare falling/crashing to earth).

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A History of British Wartime Aircraft (1910-1949)

History of Wartime Aircraft, 1910-1949, taken from the British Pathe newsreel “The Battle for Britain”.

This great archive documentary boasts a wonderful lyrical narration as well as excerpts from Winston Churchill’s “Never before…” speech. The reel has good shots of the RAF in action, and Air Force personnel during the war years, a wonderful shot of a “women only” building where female mechanics work on an aircraft.

Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lancaster Bombers, Meteor, The Canberra and Fairy Delta all feature in this video.

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B-29 Superfortress “Doc” moves to it’s new home.

It’s been nearly three years since volunteers last turned the wrenches on the restoration work for the B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. This month, restoration on the 68-year-old piece of history will resume.

In February of 2013, Doc’s unmistakable aluminum skin glistened in the bright sunlight as volunteers gathered to watch the historic aircraft be towed into the Northwest Hangar at Boeing.

Warbird Registry Profile: 44-69972

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