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Spitfire (2018)

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

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David Fairhead (co-director), Ant Palmer (co-director)
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Charles Dance ... Narrator (voice)
Mary Ellis Mary Ellis ... Herself
Geoffrey Wellum Geoffrey Wellum ... Himself
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The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II.

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Inspiration of a Nation


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UK

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English

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15 July 2018 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£800,000 (estimated)
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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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Interesting, but not detailed enough
21 September 2018 | by jeritilleySee all my reviews

An interesting documentary, but it misses far too much about the Spitfire, things like the design and also the different marks (which are not explored in depth in the documentary). Lots of time spent interviewing the people who flew the Spit, but not enough about the design, development and actual building of them. There is very little about how and where they were built, and we do not see many pictures of their construction.

But the biggest fault of this documentary is the wishy-washy music (loud at times) which the director has put over the sound of the Merlin and Griffon engines. The Merlin engine is music enough, without spoiling it by drowning it out with silly music. This takes away a lot of the pleasure of watching the Spitfire fly.

So an interesting programme, but one that could have been made much better than it has been.


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