Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force

Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force :: SonnyRadio.comIn 1948, a group of World War II pilots left everything they had behind and volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

This ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.

You will not believe what these men did!

The first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the War of Independence, Above and Beyond brings together new interviews with pilots from the ’48 War, as well as leading scholars and statesmen, including President Shimon Peres, to present an extraordinary, little-known tale with reverberations up to the present day.

Above and Beyond is currently in production. It is produced by Nancy Spielberg, directed by Roberta Grossman and written by Sophie Sartain. Source: Katahdin Productions

6 Responses so far.

  1. Linda says:

    WOW! This was Great! Like to learn. And the things you make me smile and cry. Thanks for all the GREAT things that I get from you. Hope you and your family are having a Good New Year!
    Your Friend in Homestead, Fl

  2. LionelE says:

    1948, Air Force, Israeli, movie, War of Independence, World War II

    Thank you for interviewing these Amazing Heroes…
    Mind Blowing how The Few stopped the many with hardly airworthy planes against the established armies of the Arab countries.

    Thank You.

  3. Thank you for showing this Sonny. I had never heard about these brave men and what they did. They are REAL Heros. These are the kind of men our young people should be looking up to instead of all the overpaid sports figures.
    You truly brighten our day Sonny. Keeping on the Sunny side. sn