BBJ Collection
The Battle of Britain DVD

The Battle of Britain DVD

(Reference: BBJ412)

"With the surrender of France on 22nd June 1940, Britain and her Commonwealth stood alone against the might of the German armed forces. In that dark summer of 1940, the threat of invasion hung heavily over Britain and the children were once more evacuated to the countryside. The Army was still recovering from its defeat in France and could offer no real defence against invasion. That Britain had a strategy to meet German threat was due to one man- Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding. Against enormous internal pressure, Dowding had resisted committing the majority of his Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons to the battle of the Continent, knowing that the major battle was yet to come- the Battle for Britain itself. Having preserved his squadrons, Dowding could now concentrate on his four-point master plane of defence:-A fighter strike force of Spitfires and Hurricanes - A superbly flexible radar fighter direction system - A defence shield of anti-aircraft cover- And a brilliantly simple defence strategy, disrupting the bomber attacks before they could reach their targets, but ensuring enough air cover for the bases of the squadron involved in the Battle. This documentary, using much newly discovered footage gives full justice to the exceptional Commander, Hugh Dowding; to Keith Parks, his second -in-command and to all the men and women who, during that dark summer of 1940, inflicted the defeat on German arms"

 

PAL 0 - All regions

Price £7.95

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