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Battle of Britain

A series of three x 1 hr documentaries for The History Channel telling the story of human endeavour.  A chronological account of the contest between the British and German air forces as they fought for superiority over England during 1940.

This is the true story of human endeavour. A contest between British and German air forces as they fight for superiority in the air over England in 1940. It was to have been the beginning of an invasion that would see Hitlers reign of terror extend throughout Europe. Instead it was the beginning of the end.

The series features enlightening interviews with surviving British and German pilots and reconstruction sequences, illustrated with unseen footage from the classic feature film Battle of Britain.   No CGI was used in the making of the movie so vintage Spitfires & Hurricanes are flown by RAF pilots. The Spanish-built Messerschmidt, 109Es and Heinkel 111s borrowed from Franco’s then-contemporary air force are flown by Spanish AF pilots giving the documentary an authentic look.

This DVD release offers an unbiased account of a country preparing to defend itself against a rising German empire.

This series also explores the myths that surround the campaign giving an objective account of a defining moment in history.

Reviews from buyers:
Well made documentary of that great air battle in 1940 when we could easily have lost the war.Uing good clear footage not used from the Battle of Britain film from 1969 – I really enjoyed it.
 
Brilliant. The best documentary on The Battle of Britain using footage from the original 1969 film Battle of Britain movie, it focuses exclusively on the Air War month by month.
 
A superb account of the Battle of Britain, with views from both sides of the Battle . Can thoroughly recommend it.

Credits

Producer / Director
Stephen Saunders

Executive Producer
Martin Morgan

Writer
Ron Saunders

Camera
Richard P. Hill / David Hutchins / Mike Wood

Sound
David Holmes

Music
Neil Clements

Editor
Greg Kessler

Dubbing Mixer
Rory Kyle

Battle of Britain DVD

Avaliable on DVD    |    £7.99 + P&P

This is the story of human endeavor. A chronological account of the contest between the British and German air forces as they fought for superiority over England during 1940. As seen on & produced in association with the History Channel.

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