WWII: Battle of Britain Deluxe Edition
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(Mar 24, 2008)
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Hermann Goring believed the task would be a fairly simple one, but he reckoned without the resolute British people and the valiant Royal Air Force.
Flying Hurricanes, Spitfires and other aircraft, R.A.F. pilots achieved a kill ratio of nearly 2.5, halting the German onslaught after four months. Never in the field of human conflict, said Winston Churchill, was so much been owed by so many to so few.
Featured on this DVD is The Battle of Britain, the epic documentary made during WWII by Frank Capra. Also included are seven other historic films about the British war effort. These include a pre-war review of the fleet by the King, newsreels about the fall of France and the Battle at Oran, two films about the Nazi V-1 and V-2 rocket weapons, and Men of Lightship 61, a rarely seen, but intensely moving, British propaganda film.
Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm film prints, some of the films on this DVD have never been made available to the public. Because of their age and rarity, image and sound quality can vary.
Films are black and white. Over 110 minutes of material.
Please note: this DVD is presented in the DVD-R format. It may not be compatible with older DVD players. See your player's instruction manual for more information.
Top Customer Reviews
You will see footage of actual air attacks that make you cringe in your recliner, and you will feel the fear as airplanes battle each other in the sky, as bombs explode in neighborhoods that could have been yours. More than 60 years later, most of the world was not alive yet when Britain fought for its life and endured a hell of fire, noise, and devastation.
With this DVD you will know what it was like to live through a nightmare from which people felt they would never wake up.