They Flew. They Fought. They Died. They Won. THE COLD BLUE is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and stands as a tribute to one of the world's great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War. Nine of the very few surviving veterans were interviewed in the summer of 2017, and their voices take us through the summer of 1943. Director William Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to document the Air War in progress. All the raw color footage Wyler shot for THE MEMPHIS BELLE was recently discovered and a new film has been constructed out of the material.