Spitfire – The Birth of a Legend

1 x 1 hr for the History Channel. Tells the story of this legendary aircraft from design to flight and how it achieved this reputation.

1 x 1 hr for the History Channel. ‘Spitfire— Birth of a Legend‘ tells the story of the Spitfire from a radical design on the drawing board to the fighter aircraft that became the symbol of Britain’s determination to fight on to victory. It celebrates the history of this acclaimed aircraft, the men who designed and built it, and those who flew and fought in it.

The story, along with dramatic archive and colour film of aerial combat, graphically illustrates the appeal and fascination the Spitfire has maintained since it faced and fought the fighter and bomber formations of the Luftwaffe.


Stephen Saunders
Producer / Director

Martin Morgan
Executive Producer

Richard P Hill / James Weston

Ron Saunders

David Holmes

Neil Clements

David Arshadi

Rory Kyle
Dubbing Mixer

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