... The Battle of Britain was just that as it was a battle for the nation to stop the German regime from taking the country and the way this film has been made with Bond director Guy Hamilton in charge of an all star cast sets the scene perfectly and is a fitting tribute.
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manipulation. Maybe because it recounts the greatest air battle in history, achieving the greatest aerial battle in film history. Maybe because it has such a terrific cast (Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curt Jurgens, Laurence Olivier, Nigel Patrick, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Robert Shaw, Patrick Wymark, and Edward Fox). Maybe because it's so technically well-made, thanks to the Bond team of producer Harry Saltzman and director Guy Hamilton and the great cinematographer Freddie Young. Or maybe because there is something truly riveting about watching the British kick the Nazis back to Germany. --Bill Desowitz, Amazon.com
Shows all aspects of the Blitz. Frightening and emotional.
"...being a German nation. The Battle of Britain was just that as it was a battle for the nation to stop the German regime from taking the country and the way this film has been made with Bond director Guy Hamilton in charge of an all star cast sets the scene perfectly and is a fitting tribute.
For those that are unaware of the historic scope of the film, it tells the story of the RAF planning and addressing the nightly onslaught of the German air ..."
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A powerful, colourful and star-studded re-creation of the epic 1940 battle that took place in the skies over England. Surprised and understaffed, the British forces used determination and guile to valiantly hold off the superior forces of the German Luftwaffe in the early days of World War II. If England had lost, the Germans may very well have won the war. The incredible cast includes Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Curt Jurgens, and Laurence Olivier, in a no-expense-spared production featuring stunning airborne dog-fight sequences.
Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Edward Fox, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Susannah York, Curt Jurgens, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Trevor Howard
The Royal Air Force's finest hour is brought to the screen in this historical World War II drama about Britain's desperate struggle to defend itself against the Luftwaffe's unrelenting aerial onslaught in the summer of 1940.
Definitive Edition, Commentary by Guy Hamilton - Director and crew, Isolated Music Score, BATTLE FOR THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN (50 mins), AUTHENTICITY IN THE AIR, A FILM FOR THE FEW, RECOLLECTIONS OF AN R.A.F. SQUADRON LEADER, Trailer, Photo Gallery
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