Just watched Hunters at Dawn, a documentary on the Longewala air battle by Rohan Cowasjee, given to me by my friend, Mail Today correspondent Suman Sharma. If you haven’t seen it, please do — it’s superb. It’s full of never-before-seen footage. I’m posting some stills of the Hawker Hunter from the film from footage that the IAF released for the first time to the filmmaker for this film. The stock clips in the public domain have always been carefully released. These haven’t been published before the film came out. The film is also full of interviews with all the famous battle’s dramatis personae, including Bawa, Chandpuri, Tully, Hingorani and others. Enjoy the photos, and do try and get a copy of the film. It’s a must see. Also, thought it’s a good time to put these pictures up, considering the brouhaha over who won Longewala!
Never-before images from the Longewala Air Battle
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