Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Historical reenactment of the air war in the early days of World War Two 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
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The British began bombing German cities on May 15, 1940, having already bombed Monchengladbach on May 11th. Cabinet papers show the decision to start bombing cities was taken on May 10th and 11th. See more »
Many of the female extras have 1960s hair styles. See more »
Sgt. Pilot Chris:
[the British Spitfire pilots are having an easy time shooting down the feared German Stuka Dive Bombers]
It's like shooting rats in a barrel.
Squadron Leader Canfield:
*You'll* be "in a barrel", if you don't watch out for the *fighters*!
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This is one of the most underrated films ever. Battle of Britain is a great movie about the glorius British Royal Air Force in their famous halt to a German invasion and their ability to stop the Germans from Bombing the cities out of existance. Some of the special effects are kind of cheesy but they didn't have Industrial Light and Magic. I'm very impressed about the Cinematography by Freddie Young. Why didn't he receive an Oscar nomination? The aerial photography was excellent. One complaint I will make about the DVD version is that the Main Credits have been changed, The music was credited to Sir William Walton in the DVD. On the VHS, Ron Goodwin composed the score, I don't know why they changed this on the DVD. They also changed the music at the end credits of the movie which I thought wasn't appropriate for some reason. Other than that, this is a great movie with a great cast.
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