The story of the Battle of Britain is split into six parts in this entry in the Battle Ground series. The program analyzes the battle from the perspective of the Royal Air Force, the ordinary citizens of London, and the troops that manned Aircraft Carriers such as the Arc Royal.
Description by Timeless Media Group:
In June of 1940, Nazi Germany having swept victoriously across Western Europe, was poised for an invasion of England. To prepare for the invasion, they planned a bombing campaign to bring England to its knees. Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed Parliament and declared "I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin," and begin it did, with the Luftwaffe launching the most deadly and sustained aerial bombardment in the history or warfare. The British people and their Royal Air Force responded with valor and glory, bending, but not breaking. Churchill called it "their finest hour." This 2 DVD set brings you the amazing story of the Battle of Britain, as well as background on the RAF and their subsequent role in the air war over Germany.