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Director Stephen Low
National Film Board of Canada  1988
55 minutes

Language: English

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The Defender

This documentary tells the story of Robert Diemert, of Manitoba Canada and his assistant Chris Ball who are building a fighter airplane they call "The Defender".

Diemert is one of the earliest warbird figures, flying as a stunt pilot in the movie The Battle of Britain (1969) is regarded of one of the first restorers and rebuilders of World War II aircraft.

Although this documentary is not about WWII Pacific, part of the story revolves around the restoration of A6M2 Zero 5356 for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).  This aircraft was recovered from Ballale Island in 1969 by Diemert and is restored for sale to the CAF.

Review by  Justin Taylan

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