Friday, February 09, 2007

Battle of Britain (movie)

Title: Battle of Britain

Director: Guy Hamilton

Year, production: 1969, UK

Cast: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Curd J├╝rgens, Ian McShane, ...

Runtime: 133 min (151 min original version)

Second World War. Germany attacks Great Britain.

The movie shows how British Royal Air Force fought against German Air Forces (Luftwaffe).

I must remind that Polish pilots also fought and died on the British sky. It was Polish division 302 and 303 and also many Polish pilots in British divisions. Exactly it was 144 Polish pilots from which 29 died. It was 5% of all RAF pilots who fought there. They shot down about 170 German planes.

I saw this movie several times on Polish TV when I was a boy and I really liked it.

3 comments:

John said...

I worked as airframe/engine fitter on the film which finished filming 40 years ago on Oct 11 at Bovingdon. Perhaps we could have a get together on the anniversary.

Bartez said...

When is the anniversary and where?

warmoviebuff said...

You have to admit the movie does a pretty good job getting the Poles into the movie and it gave them the only moment of humor.