This Collector's Edition DVD from the Imperial War Museum is not to be confused with the "Target for Tonight" DVD produced in 2004 Target For Tonight [DVD
The Imperial War Museum's DVD contains only the original footage that was made at a time when we were losing the War in 1941 and 1942.
The title is taken from the 1941 information film "Target for Tonight" made by the Crown Film Unit, a documentary film about a raid on Freihausen after reconnaisance photographs showed a build up of rail and canal works with oil installations. The film concentrates on a Wellington bomber "F for Freddie". No actors were used in the entire film only those RAF personnel who were involved in the orgainsing and carrying out of this raid. Voted "Best Documemtary" by the National Board of Review in 1941, the film won an honorary Academy Award in 1942.
The remainder of the DVD includes training films for the Wellington bomber; how a bomber was built in less than 30 hours in workers spare time; and a shorter version of Target for Tonight.
Bonuses include - Newsreel footage of the bombing raids on St Malo docks using Bostons and heavy bombers on Bremen, also the Mosquito raid on Amiens prison; a Pathe report on the RAF raids on Cologne and the Ruhr, and the Luffewaffe raid on Canterbury.