Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain (1969)

Battle of Britain
6.3/10 by 58 users

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Release Date:September 15, 1969
MPAA Rating:G
Genres:Action, Drama, History, War
Production Company:Spitfire Productions
Production Countries:United Kingdom
Director:Guy Hamilton
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Plot Keywords:world war ii, nazis, winston churchill, aviation, royal air force, air battle, luftwaffe
  • What this film is really about, and some trivia.
    May 22, 2004
    This film was an attempt to deal with the crucial events of 1940, when Britain might have been invaded and oppressed by Nazi Germany. Had this succeeded then subsequent history might well have been very different, a Europe subjugated by the dark evil of that regime.
    As a straight historical account this film fails rather badly. Most of the characters are artificial, created for the Stars and stars involved. Dowding and Park, historically absolutely crucial, never develop properly - a pity. Goering is cartoonised, but at least reflects his total failure to conduct a strategic assault on the UK.
    The flying sequences are, mostly, superb. It was a huge achievement to bring together the aircraft used. As an enthusiast I can pick massive holes in those used. None of the 'German' aircraft have correct engines