The Doctor and Amy travel back in time at the request of Prime Minister Winston Churchill who needs the doctor's help. It's the early years of World War II and London is under constant aerial attack from Nazi Germany. Churchill is proud of his new weapon and wants to show it off but the Doctor is shocked when he realizes that it's actually a Dalek. There are three of them and Dr. Bracewell claims to be the sole inventor. It's not all that simple however and the Doctor uncovers a plot to re-create the Dalek race. He races to stop them before they can escape and once again become the scourge of the universe. Written by
Did You Know?
The Spitfire flown by "Danny Boy" is marked JE-J, which was the later WWII personal aircraft of Air Vice Marshal James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson CB,CBE,DSO, DFC when he became Wing Commander of 144 Wing (Canadian). See more
The Spitfires attacking the Dalek ship are the Mk IX version with twin radiators and mixed cannon/machine gun armament, which did not enter service until 1942. Though these particular Spitfires are fitted with type E wings, which did not come until early 1944 - Spitfires used at the time of the Blitz in 1940/41 were Mark I/II versions, with a single radiator under the starboard wing and a narrow oil cooler under the port wing, together with full machine gun armament. See more
[Amy glares at him
It's a lovely name, it's a beautiful name.
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