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Global Air Routes

Global Air Routes

| 14 min

This short 1944 documentary is an account of the development of air transport during wartime and a review of issues to be solved in regulating international civil aviation. The film traces air routes established to connect Russia with Canada and the United States and highlights the contribution of air transport to world unity.

  • director
    Stuart Legg
  • producer
    Stuart Legg
  • script
    Stuart Legg
  • editing
    Stuart Legg


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Ages 13 to 17

History - World War II
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)

Have students try to imagine the excitement that air travel generated at its inception. Comment on the importance of the transport planes used during World War II and the world-wide services that these planes provided. Identify and discuss the fears that existed once the war was over regarding air travel. Were these fears warranted? Why was the flight across the North Pole and Arctic regions hailed as such a victory for aviation?

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