In 1943, one of Hollywood’s most renowned directors William Wyler travelled to Europe armed with state-of-the-art colour film cameras to document the Air War. The footage was transformed into the legendary documentary film, The Memphis Belle.
For the first time in 75 years, 15 hours of historical film reels from the National Archives have resurfaced and been restored. The special begins where William Wyler left off, creating the ultimate documentary on the Air War. The Cold Blue is a visceral film that transports the viewer back in time and captures the intensity of WWII air combat. Combining these riveting archives with new interviews featuring the men who flew these missions, we move the story of The Memphis Belle into a new century.