In 1941 the RAF was being pressed to fill new and ever more demanding roles in the war against Hitler. Although first-class modern fighters, Hurricanes and Spitfires, were in abundant supply, the Air Chiefs had a serious problem with the Bomber force. This uncomfortable gap was filled by a revolutionary fighter bomber, one of the most original and versatile designs of the entire war - the de Havilland Mosquito.
Built entirely of wood, the De Havilland Mosquito bomber flew itself into aviation legend. This DVD tells how the so-called Wooden Wonder progressed in record time from one of the war's most unlikely projects to helping the RAF win it.
The Merlin-powered 'Mozzie' made history with a series of daring raids, the most famous a strike on Amiens jail in 1944. The Mosquito inspired admiration from all quarters, including the Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Göring.
Its tale is dramatically retold with archive and current film footage.