In 1943, William Wyler, one of Hollywood’s most renowned and versatile directors, went to Europe to document the Air War in progress. Wyler flew actual combat missions with B-17’s --- and one of his three cinematographers was killed during filming. Incredibly, all of the raw color footage Wyler shot for his film "The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” was recently discovered deep in the vaults of the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material. “The Cold Blue" is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and stands as a tribute to one of the world’s great filmmakers, and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War. Nine of the very few surviving veterans were interviewed in the summer of 2017, and their voices take us through the harrowing world that Wyler and his cameramen captured in the summer of 1943.
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