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.Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Göring arrives at Pas de Calais via special private train, the anti-aircraft gun platform on the German train is actually a U.S. Military M45 Quadmount .50 caliber weapon system. The proper defensive platform would be a German 20mm or M38 machine multi barrel gun platform. See more »
When the secretary at the British Embassy in Switzerland tells Baron von Richter that "it;'s nice to see [him] again so soon, " he replies that he came "straight from Berlin, an hour ago." This is impossible since Berlin is more than 460 miles/750 km, from Bern, the Swiss capital. See more »
[Watching new pilot make very bad, bumpy landing]
Bumps-a-daisy. It's enough to make you weep.
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In some prints of this film, the scenes involving Hitler and the Nazis (not to mention other scenes in Polish) are not subtitled at all, and the audience watching the film has no idea what the Germans are planning. See more »
Never knew this movie existed until I happened upon it at the local video store. I decided to give it a chance. This movie can be compared to "Tora! Tora! Tora!" in that it gives one the factual perspective of the Battle of Britain and not some love story or "shoot'em up" action adventure set around the Battle of Britain. It is the absence of such elements that makes some viewers not enjoy this kind of film. However, if you are interested in seeing history played out on the screen, or are a history buff like me, you will enjoy this movie. The characters are not deep or complex and there is little character development, but in a movie like this, it is not necessary. There is a pretty useless subplot involving a man and his wife, but other than that, this film is not to be missed by those who enjoy WWII history.
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