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The Landmark Crown Film Unit, British Ministry Of Information Film Drama Directed By Harry Watt And Edited By Alfred Hitchcock That Intended To Gain Support From The British Populace For The Royal Airforce Force Bomber Command, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1941, 48 Minutes.) #TargetForTonight #HarryWatt #MinistryOfInformation #RoyalAirForce #RAF #RAFBomberCommand #BomberCommand #VickersWellington #StrategicBombingDuringWWII #AirWarfareOfWWII #NaziGermany #AerialBombardment #AirStrikes #Aviation #AviationHistory #HistoryOfAviation #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
An important piece of British WWII propaganda directed by Harry Watt for military and civilian audiences both domestic and abroad which follows the planning, organizing, directing and execution of an R.A.F. night bombing raid on Nazi Germany. It remains a standard in the brief docudrama military movie format, and it will draw you right into Bomber Command's mission.
Harry Watt (uncredited)
Harry Watt uncredited
Leighton Lucas (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock (US version) (uncredited)
Target For Tonight (or Target For To-Night) is a 1941 British World War II documentary film billed as filmed and acted by the Royal Air Force, all while during wartime operations. It was directed by Harry Watt for the Crown Film Unit. The film is about the crew of a Vickers Wellington bomber taking part in a bombing mission over Nazi Germany. The film won an honorary Academy Award in 1942 as Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. Despite purporting to be a documentary there are multiple indicators that it is not quite as such: film shots include studio shots taken from the exterior of the plane looking into the cockpit whilst "in flight"; several stilted sections of dialogue are clearly scripted; on the ground shots of bombing are done using model trains; and several actors appear (including Gordon Jackson as the young rear gunner). The film does give a unique insight into the confined nature of the plane interior and some of the nuances of day to day operation such as ground crew holding a blanket over the engine while it starts to regulate oxygen intake.