Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

Documentary about the personal experiences of men and women during World War II. The program charts, through the testimony of Americans in Britain in 1940, how American opinion began to turn from isolationism toward active involvement in the war, and tells personal stories -- of soldiers who went to

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing); Brook Lapping Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Documentary about the personal experiences of men and women during World War II. The program charts, through the testimony of Americans in Britain in 1940, how American opinion began to turn from isolationism toward active involvement in the war, and tells personal stories -- of soldiers who went to Belgium and France to arrest Hitler's advance; of seamen who braved bombs and torpedoes to evacuate 350,000 men from the beaches of Dunkirk; of the inexperienced, but determined pilots of the Royal Air Force who fought against all odds in the Battle of Britain; and if the women who played critical roles both at home and as part of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing); Brook Lapping Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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