Battle of Britain (1969)

Blu-ray, 2h 12min
Rating: 7
Votes: 19742
Languages: English, German, Polish, French
Country: UK
Director: Guy Hamilton
Music: Ron Goodwin

Plot outline

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K. - Kenneth Chisholm

Historical reenactment of the air war in the early days of World War II for control of the skies over Britain as the new Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force determine whether or not an invasion can take place. - John Vogel

It is 1940, and the diabolical mind of Adolf Hitler is planning to bomb England into submission to his warped dreams of a "Fortress Europe". Standing between Britain's freedom and Hitler's terrifying plans is the Royal Air Force, dedicated pilots who took to the skies again and again in the face of overwhelming odds. The German Luftwaffe's planes outnumber the R.A.F.'s by more than two to one, six hundred fifty planes of the R.A.F. versus two thousand five hundred of the Luftwaffe. These odds, however, do not deplete the determination of the R.A.F. to stop Hitler, and as the Luftwaffe launches wave after wave of Heinkel 111 bombers against British cities, the R.A.F. responds, under the leadership of Air Vice Marshal Park (Trevor Howard) and Squadron Leaders Canfield (Sir Michael Caine) and Harvey (Christopher Plummer), who lead the newest pilots of the R.A.F. into confrontation after confrontation with the Luftwaffe's experienced veterans, with the aim of driving Hitler's forces away from Dover's white cliffs for good. - Derek O'Cain