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Fighting the Blue
Fighting The Blue is a social history documentary series featuring stories of human interest during 1940, exploring the courage and resilience of the human spirit during the Battle of Britain era. People from all over the world who joined the Royal Air Force, describe what it was like to live through this fundamental conflict. Women pilots supplying aircraft from factories tel of their experiences, along with plotters from the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and civilians who refused to give in despite the Blitz. The programmes feature stories from people who were there and helped to save Britain from the onslaught of the German Air Force. The interviews are illustrated by re-enacted film footage and gripping out-takes from the Battle of Britain 1969 film. A two DVD set four 1 x hour programmes with extras including photo gallery and extra programme.
Reviews from buyers
The “talking heads” are in fact Battle of Britain aces, WAAF plotters, foreign pilots, civilians who watched the battle etc. All these give snapshot views of what it was really like before, and during, the battle. Each snapshot is accompanied by a brief, but well made, dramatisation of the event being described. An accompanying dramatised commentary keeps the story on track. If you want to hear it from the horse’s mouth, buy this DVD.
 
My husband and I were completely blown away with this DVD, it was such an insight to the 2nd world war and was so amazed how the whole of Britain came together. The woman keeping the factories going and the whole morale of the country lifted. There are 4 DVD’S in the set and we could not wait to see the next one, they had us absolutely spell bound. I personally thought they would be boring but what a pleasent surprise!!
The DVD is described as “four films capturing stories of human interest from the Battle of Britain era”.
It is exactly as described. 
 
Well thought out and presented. Good links with veterans of both sides together with out-take footage of Battle of Britain film included. I find it hard to believe how some people can be critical of a documentary like this as it is pretty comprehensive.

Credits

Producer / Director
Stephen Saunders

Writer
Ron Saunders

Camera
Richard P Hill / David Hutchins / Mike Wood

Sound
David Holmes

Sound Mixer
Pete Collins

Music
Neil Clements

Editor
Chris Wright

Fighting the Blue

Avaliable on DVD    |    £8.99 + P&P

Fighting The Blue is a social history documentary series featuring stories of human interest during 1940, exploring the courage and resilience of the human spirit during the Battle of Britain era. The programmes feature stories from people who were there and helped to save Britain from the onslaught of the German Air Force.

The interviews are illustrated by re-enacted film footage and gripping out takes from the Battle of Britain 1969 film. A two DVD set with extras including photo gallery and extra programme. As seen on & produced in association with Yesterday Channel.

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