Battle of Britain war movie
Battle of Britain war movie

Battle of Britain (1969, United Kingdom)

Categories: aircraft moviesbombardment moviesdogfight movies

Running time: 135 minutes

Language: English / Polish / German / French


Movie packed with stars - from Michael Caine, Harry Andrews and Trevor Howard to Curd Jürgens, Laurence Olivier and Christopher Plummer. Battle of Britain was one of the most memorable moments during World War 2 for Britons, so no wonder so many famous actor were anxious to take part in this movie.

This film depicts parts of the battle shown from both sides of the English Channel: the first superiority of experienced German pilots over young, often superficially trained and simply too few Englishman, the advantage that gave the British their integrated radar and command system, decision of taking foreign pilots to fly the planes (from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Canada and others) up to the point where Germans lost so many planes and pilots so they couldn’t go on with the fight.

Battle of Britain used a lot of real aircrafts, a lot of action, a lot of characters and shows the atmosphere that was in Britain during the summer of 1940. It is good movie, but the only flaw is that sometimes it is missing how desperate was the situation of Royal Air Force and how sometimes they were very close to be defeated.




Our rating

7.6

Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

4 / 5



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Guy Hamilton

director


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Derek Dempster

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Derek Wood

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James Kennaway

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Cast of Battle of Britain

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Michael Caine

as Squadron Leader Canfield


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as Air Vice Marshal Keith Park


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Harry Andrews

as Senior Civil Servant


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Curd Jurgens

as Baron von Richter


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as Sgt. Pilot Andy


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Kenneth More

as Group Capt. Baker


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Laurence Olivier

as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding


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Nigel Patrick

as Group Capt. Hope


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Christopher Plummer

as Squadron Leader Colin Harvey


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Michael Redgrave

as Air Vice Marshal Evill


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Robert Shaw

as Squadron Leader Skipper


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Patrick Wymark

as Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory


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as Section Officer Maggie Harvey


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Events depicted in Battle of Britain

World War II (1936-1945) Battle of Britain (10 Jul 1940)





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