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Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding (Character)
from Battle of Britain (1969)
- "Fighting the Blue"
- Spirits in the Wind (2005) TV episode, Played by Timothy Watson (as Dowding)
- "The Winds of War"
... aka "Herman Wouk's The Winds of War" - USA (complete title)
- Cataclysm (1983) TV episode, Played by Patrick Allen (as Air Vice Marshal Dowding)
- Battle of Britain (1969) Played by Laurence Olivier
... aka "The Battle of Britain" - USA (DVD title)
- Reach for the Sky (1956) Played by Charles Carson
Senior civil servant: Churchill puts great faith in radar.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding: It's vital, but it won't shot down aircraft.
Senior civil servant: Ha... well I must say you don't, exactly exude a spirit of optimism.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding: God willing we will hold out minister.
Senior civil servant: I see. So I tell the cabinet, that you're trusting in radar and praying to God, is that right?
Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding: [chuckles] more accurately the other way round. Trusting in god and praying for radar. But the essential arithmetic is that our young men will have to shoot down their young men at the rate of four to one, if we're to keep pace at all.
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