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Eagles Over London (1969)

La battaglia d'Inghilterra (original title)
PG | | Drama, War | January 1973 (USA)
In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

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Cast overview:
Frederick Stafford ...
Captain Paul Stevens
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Air Marshal George Taylor
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Martin Donovan
Ida Galli ...
Meg (as Evelyn Stewart)
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Maj. Krueger
Renzo Palmer ...
Sgt. Donald Mulligan
Luis Dávila ...
Jacques
Christian Hay ...
Gaston
Jacques Berthier ...
Colonel Smith
Teresa Gimpera ...
Sheila
George Rigaud ...
British general
Eduardo Fajardo ...
German officer
Ugo Adinolfi
Umberto Di Grazia
Ricardo Valle
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In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

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Battle Command  »

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ESP 27,884,360 (Spain)
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Posters for "Battle Command" were entirely in black and white. See more »

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In the Dunkirk scenes in the beginning of the film, most of the rifles carried by the British troops are not Lee Enfield 303's, judging by the sling fitting they might well be German rifles or possibly Italian ones. See more »

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Referenced in Train Kept A-Rollin' (2008) See more »

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good wartime spy drama
30 August 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Using the chaos of the Dunkirk evacuation as a cover, several German agents take on the identities of English soldiers in order to gain access to England and take out the radar installations. One Captain aware of the ruse has to track the men down and stop them before the Germans can bomb England into surrendering.

Good, if a bit long, spy story set in London. there are several action set pieces that are quite good, though they suffer a great deal in pan and scan because of the use of multiple images. (Oh how this film cries out for a good letterbox edition.) This is the sort of film that grabs you from the first couple of moments and then drags you along at its conclusion. I really liked this and probably should have rated it higher than 6 but I think the viewing experience was really hindered by a lack of widescreen.

Worth searching out, especially if you can find a wide screen copy.


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