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.
Two members of the Observer Corps describe their duties.
Charles Gardner spends time with RAF pilots in combat.
The results of an urgent inquiry into the controversial radio report are analysed.
A warning about items recovered from German planes shot down in England.
Air Marshal Joubert is to broadcast thanks to the Empire for donations.
How an aerial dogfight starts, proceeds and ends.
A technical description of Britain's famous fighter plane.
The tactics of an air battle over Dover analysed in detail.
Air Marshal Joubert suggests subjects for his BBC broadcasts during the Battle of Britain.
Notes on the character of captured German pilots.
Transcript of a government publication about the role of the anti-aircraft defences.
How best to mark the third anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Why marking the anniversary of the Battle of Britain is so important.
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