WWII: The Battle of Britain | Memories of 'Britain's finest hour'
By the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine had conquered much of Europe and now Britain was its next target. The RAF was heavily outnumbered by the Luftwaffe, but Britain's determination was strong and by October 1940 Hitler had abandoned his plans for invasion.
In this collection of programmes and documents, we hear from some of the battle's heroes, see the Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane fighter planes in action and discover why the Battle of Britain should always be remembered.
'The news from France is very bad.'
BBC reporter Charles Gardner comments live on a dogfight over the Channel.
Robin Duff reports from the scene of an attack on a convoy in the Channel.
A pilot vividly recounts his experience of being shot down over the North Sea.
Memories of events in the hot summer of 1940.
Battle of Britain tactics, strategies and post-campaign conspiracies.
The Battle of Britain was won by 'everyone in this country'.
Commander-in-Chief Hugh Dowding talks about the Battle of Britain.
The story of the race to design and build a fighter plane fit to win a war.
Recollections of war by a pilot ace.
Frank views from a Battle of Britain fighter pilot.
What would have happened next if Germany had won the Battle of Britain?
Archaeologists explore the site of the RAF airbase at Hornchurch.
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