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Above and beyond.

Grossman, Roberta, (film director.). Spielberg, Nancy, 1956- (film producer.). Sartain, Sophie, (screenwriter.). Done, Harris, (director of photography.). Callister, Chris, (editor of moving image work.). Balfe, Lorne, (composer.). Directed by Roberta Grossman. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 86 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Orchard : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Roberta Grossman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jessica Katz.
Summary, etc.:
Would you risk everything - your future, your citizenship, even your life - to help a brother in need? In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal - "volunteers from abroad" - this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 > Aerial operations.
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 > Personal narratives.
Air pilots, Military > Israel > History > 20th century.
Israel. Ḥel ha-aṿir > History.
Jews > United States.

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