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'Above and Beyond' soars with true adventure
'Above and Beyond' soars with true adventure

Jewish American World War II veterans wearing Nazi gear and flying re-purposed Messerschmitts for the newly formed country of Israel — it might be the dramatic highlight of a period film by Steven Spielberg. But that paradox-rich episode is among the first-person recollections in an eye-opening documentary, "Above and Beyond," produced by his sister, Nancy Spielberg, and directed by Roberta Grossman. Though naggingly simplistic in its historical scope, the film offers a fascinating chronicle of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war through the eyes of a daring group of men. Arriving through clandestine channels, they built an air force from scratch — starting out, as one...

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