British coastal defenses battle incoming German aircraft during Battle of Britain in World War 2
United Kingdom Date:1940, September Duration:1 min 46 sec Sound:Yes
On sighting of incoming German aircaft, British soldiers scramble to trench battle positions with anti aircraft guns (ack ack guns) at British aerodromes. British pilots race to waiting Hawker Hurricanes and take off to fight the German Luftwaffe aircraft. Ground views of battle unfolding in the air. Smoke in sky from battle. Captured German air crew members are escorted by armed British guards. One is smiling. British Hurricane back at airbase for refueling and more ammunition. Smoke in distance across English Channel shows results of British offensive action. Official seen collecting pieces of a struck enemy aircraft. Narrator cautions viewers to not touch such pieces if they find them as "your curiousity may upset the work of examining experts." British Hurricanes and spitfires return to airbase. British pilots in discussion with a pilot from Poland. As pilots are shown, narrator says, "never in the history of human conflict, have the many owed so much to the few."
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