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Spitfire (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary, History, War | 15 July 2018 (UK)
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The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II.


David Fairhead (co-director), Ant Palmer (co-director)



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Credited cast:
John Ackroyd John Ackroyd ... Himself
Charles Dance ... Narrator (voice)
Mary Ellis Mary Ellis ... Herself
Paul Farnes Paul Farnes ... Himself
Ken 'Paddy' French Ken 'Paddy' French ... Himself
Maxi Gainza Maxi Gainza ... Himself
Andy Jones Andy Jones ... Himself
Franciszek Kornicki Franciszek Kornicki ... Himself
Joy Lofthouse Joy Lofthouse ... Herself
Andy Millikin Andy Millikin ... Himself
Judy Monger Judy Monger ... Herself
Tom Neil Tom Neil ... Himself
Tony Pickering Tony Pickering ... Himself
Nigel Rose Nigel Rose ... Himself
Allan Scott Allan Scott ... Himself


The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II.

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15 July 2018 (UK) See more »


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£800,000 (estimated)
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Geoffrey Wellum passed away three days after the release of this film. Mary Ellis passed away six days later. See more »


The Air Transport Auxiliary is portrayed as having only women pilots, in a similar way to the US WASPs. However, ATA aircrew was 90% male. See more »

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Lest we forget
24 October 2018 | by chrisjbennett-97788See all my reviews

I applaud the film makers for bringing this brilliant documentary to our screens. It is a very worthy tribute to the iconic flying machine that was designed by a genius , built and maintained by master craftsmen and flown by heroes. It was heart rendering to listen to the remaining 'few' recall their experiences of flying the spitfire and how they regarded it as the most famous and beautiful combat aircraft ever built and reminding us all that it was first and foremost a weapon of war. It was a pleasure to watch and it certainly brought a tear to my eye. A very fitting tribute to the brave and remarkable generation of people who flew and fought in our skies during World War Two.

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