Bond-helmer Guy Hamilton directs an all-star cast headed by Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine and Trevor Howard. With the greatest aerial battle in film history, it’s an exhilarating retelling of the German attack on Britain in September 1940. As Germany turns its eye on Britain as the next phase of ‘Fortress Europe’, all that stands between defeat is the RAF’s dedicated pilots, unflinching in the face of impossible odds.
As wave after wave of bombers attack, the outnumbered RAF take to the skies under flight commander Dowdling and Squadron Leaders Canfield and Harvey. Pitching the youngest and bravest pilots against the experience of the Luftwaffe, they will drive Hitler’s forces from Britain’s shores once and for all. ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’
- Date: Sun, 7th Jul 2013
- Year: 1969
- Director: Guy Hamilton
- Running time: 132