- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 22, 1999
From the Berlin Airlift to Desert Shield, see how air transport can spell the difference between victory and defeat.
It may well be the least glamorous job in the Air Force. But for all its obscurity, it is undeniably one of the most important.
The planes are unarmed and vulnerable. But it is not the machinery that matters--it is what is inside. Troops, weapons and supplies delivered by transport planes can spell the difference between victory and defeat. LIFELINE FROM THE SKY chronicles the history of these planes and missions from World War II to Desert Shield. Get a close-up look at the planes and hear from those who have piloted them. Relive dramatic missions like "the Hump" through rare combat footage. And see how air transport alone won the most important victory of the Cold War the Berlin Air Lift.