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The Battle of Britain (1943)

The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

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Uncredited cast:
Douglas Bader ...
Himself (after downing Me-109 and Dornier) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Arno Breker ...
Himself - Views Eiffel Tower with Hitler and Speer (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself - with Londoners, Donates Coin on Street (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself - with Hitler at the Berghof (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself - Gazes Across English Channel (archive footage) (uncredited)
John B. Hughes ...
Narrator (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
Alfred Jodl ...
Himself - Views Map with Hitler (archive footage) (uncredited)
Wilhelm Keitel ...
Himself - in Railway Carriage with Göring (archive footage) (uncredited)
King George VI ...
Himself - Views Beach Laid with Barbed Wire (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Herself - Visits Bombed Londoners with the King (archive footage) (uncredited)
Erich Raeder ...
Himself - in Map Room with Hitler and Jodl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Erwin Rommel ...
Himself - in Railway Carriage with Göring and Keitel (archive footage) (uncredited)
Albert Speer ...
Himself - Views Eiffel Tower with Hitler and Breker (archive footage) (uncredited)
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In this installment of the "Why We Fight" propaganda film series, we have the account of Great Britain's last stand against the forces of Nazi Germany. This mainly focuses on the desperate, but successful, battle to maintain their vital air superiority over the British Isles and the morale of the people to prevent invasion. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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26 November 1945 (Denmark)  »

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Why We Fight, 4  »

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In the year 2000, the United States Library of Congress mandated that this film (and the other six documentaries in the 'Why We Fight' series) were "culturally significant" and selected them for preservation in the National Film Registry. See more »

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Referenced in Why We Fight (2005) See more »

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Great History!
13 February 2002 | by (tulsa, ok) – See all my reviews

The series "Why We Fight" was made so that the soldiers who were fighting knew the history behind the war, and who their enemies were. That being the case, it is also a great source for students who are just learning about World War II. This particular short talks about how brave and steadfast Britain was while being attacked by the Germans. With maps and footage taken from the enemy, plus shots showing the famous English 'stiff upper lip,' you find out just how outnumbered England was, and yet still they prevailed! A very good film, especially if you follow it with a showing of "Mrs. Miniver."


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