Nancy Spielberg’s documentary offers a boost

Nancy Spielberg (Steven’s sister) is working on a documentary about the machalniks (foreign volunteers) who fought for Israel’s independence in 1948. The film’s release is perfect timing to coincide with my book on Capt. George Lichter, WWII fighter pilot who was called upon to train Israel’s first combat flyers. The book is called Ups and Downs With No Regrets and is available on

Here is a wonderful video clip of Spielberg’s documentary. George Lichter is one of the main subjects, and the first photo in this clip is of George as a kid in Brooklyn.

Sample Reel for ‘Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force’ – Playmount Productions from Katahdin Productions on Vimeo.