DVD Review – Agincourt 1415

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This excellent DVD is part of the growing 100 Years War collection. Once again the BHTV team is supported by a re-enactment group, this time the Medieval Combat Society and by French historian Francois Wicart.

Location filming and another crisp production of well lit footage has produced an enjoyable and absorbing account of one of the great European battles. Once again history repeats itself as terrain forces the conduct of war with battles fought over the same ground across the generations.

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DVD Review – Agincourt 1415

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This excellent DVD is part of the growing 100 Years War collection. Once again the BHTV team is supported by a re-enactment group, this time the Medieval Combat Society and by French historian Francois Wicart.

Location filming and another crisp production of well lit footage has produced an enjoyable and absorbing account of one of the great European battles. Once again history repeats itself as terrain forces the conduct of war with battles fought over the same ground across the generations.

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DVD Review – The Hawker Hurricane

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The Spitfire may have won the glory, but the Hurricane initially outperformed German 109 fighters and achieved a much higher kill rate in the Battle of Britain, but it was a partnership with the Spitfire where the differing capabilities of the two fighters complimented each other.

This is one of those videos that must be watched.

 

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DVD Review – Spitfire, Combat Operations 1939-1945

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Pen & Sword are a prolific publisher of fine military history books and are now rapidly expanding their range of electronic publications in the form of ebooks and DVDs. Their DVD range includes video produced mainly or entirely from wartime film and propaganda film from a number of production sources. These sources are arranged into groups and this DVD is from the World War II Primary Sources, meaning that it has not been updated or edited by a modern production company. As a result, some footage looks its age when included in a modern digital video compilation. The viewer is unlikely to be put off in any way because, where a small amount of footage shows signs of its age, the methods of processing, and the storage for more than seven decades, it adds to the atmosphere and authenticity of the DVD.

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DVD Review – 95th Rifles, 1809 to Salamanca

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This DVD will appeal to a wide audience, not least because of the success of the fictional “Sharpe” stories and television feature length films. Once again the value of Living History enthusiasts is shown by BHTV. This has become a strong movement of enthusiasts who re-create battles from history and serve as a living museum. In the process, they develop a great knowledge of the detail of the society and the military environments they re-create. In this DVD they show their dedication to reproducing the clothing and equipment faithfully from careful research and it is some of the fine details that really make a battle or a war click into place.

Another outstanding DVD.

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DVD Review – Bletchley Park and the Ultra Secret

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The BHTV is producing a stunning range of military and intelligence history videos. The most numerous titles are field battles and wars, but this new DVD demonstrates that their unique presentation style works equally well in the somewhat different environment of intelligence work.

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Testing Completed on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Backplane

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The backplane of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was mounted to a structure for static load testing to verify it can support the stiffness required to keep the optics in alignment, and maintain the strength to support launch loads.
Image Credit: Northrop Grumman

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached another development milestone with the completion of static load testing of its primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) moving the telescope one step closer to its 2018 launch.

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Another C-5M Goes West

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Lockheed Martin photo by Thinh D. Nguyen.

MARIETTA, Ga. July 1, 2014 – A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 20th C-5M Super Galaxy to Travis Air Force Base, California, from the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facilities here on June 30.

Travis’ second Super Galaxy, Aircraft 85-0010 was delivered 28 days ahead of the contracted schedule. A total of 52 Super Galaxy aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to the Air Force.

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FIRE Project update

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Readers will have noticed changes in the presentation of our news and information portals this year.

Since January, we have been testing various items of new software and modifications. This work is nearing conclusion.

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