Record Details
Book cover

First light

In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next day,with no flying experience,he is expected to pilot a Spitfire;he is nervous but exhilarated. Soon he is seeing action against the Luftwaffe,his sense of duty dispelling fear,and,having taken part in the Battle of Britain,is awarded a medal,though he never signs the blackboard. By 1941 he has flown fifty missions and feels invincible,though he sees friends die and in 1942 the stress causes him to have a breakdown. However he survives the war and,in the present,talks direct to camera,voicing his feelings about his service experiences

DVD  - 2011
FIC First TV
1 copy / 0 on hold

Available Copies by Location

Victoria Available
  • Physical Description videodisc
    1 videodisc (approximately 79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher Richmond Hill, Ont. : Distributed by BFS Entertainment & Multimedia, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Disc label title.
Originally broadcast on television in 2010.
Based on the book by Geoffery Wellum.
"As seen on BBC"--Container.
Widescreen version.
GMD: videodisc.
Participant or Performer Note: Sam Heughan, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge, Alex Robertson, Paul Kynman.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For home use only.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
LSC 22.99