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"Don't just stand there, get one up!"

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"He was incorrigible. Very bright, very funny and the sweetest man I ever met."

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Robert Shaw as Squadron Leader Skipper

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

 

Directed by Guy Hamilton

Screenplay by James Kennaway and Wilfred Greatorex

Produced by Harry Saltzman and Benjamin Fisz

Also starring Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Curt Jurgens, Trevor Howard, Edward Fox, Kenneth More and Ian McShane

Released by MGM/United Artists

Release Date: September 15th 1969

Running Time: 133 minutes

Location(s): RAF Hawkinge Kent, RAF Duxford Cambridgeshire, North Weald Essex and Pinewood Studios

Filming commenced March 13th 1968

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Making Battle of Britain

A rare insight into the making of this historic movie.

Behind the Scenes

Official Movie Soundtrack

Very rare super 8mm footage recorded from the set of the movie.

Enjoy the full soundtrack by Ron Goodwin and Sir William Walton.

Making Battle of Britain

A historian takes a fascinating look at the making of the movie.

Spitfires Fly Again

Rare production featurette featuring a brief interview with Robert.

One of the Few

Rare production featurette focussing on real life Battle of Britain pilot Peter Townsend.

1969 TV Trailer

Greatest Ever War Films

On Location Cinefilm

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A rare TV trailer from 1969.

Clip from a Channel 5 documentary showcasing Battle of Britain which comes in at number 6.

Very rare super 8mm footage recorded from the set of the movie. No sound.

Modern Theatrical Trailer

Battle of Britain gets a modern trailer makeover.

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Press Play

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DIRECTOR

Guy Hamilton

(1922 - 2016)