In the beginning, the Nazis ruled the skies. Allied bombers were easy prey for the battle-hardened hunters flying over occupied Europe. Then came the little friends - fighter plane escorts for the B-17's and B-24's flying deep into Europe, and all the way to Berlin - and the tide turned. Air War Europe is a collection of remarkably blunt programs that chronicle the air war over Europe during World War II. It includes an opening montage of rare, controversial photographs that document the terrifying losses to American bombers. Then you'll see official, war-era television documentaries - produced at the time - that explain how new tactics and daring missions reclaimed the skies from Hitler's Germany. You'll see the air war exactly as it unfolded over the skies of occupied Europe in these seldom seen programs, presented here without editorial intervention or contemporary revisionism whatsoever.