Battle of Britain (1969)

Ever since “A Bridge Too Far” on ‘Operation: Market Garden’ was an Allied failure, and a German victory in the Battle of Arnhem, against the bridge too far, this here is a total British victory in WWII. In dogfighting, many years before ‘Top Gun’ was born. 

In June of 1940, after the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain began. When many squadrons of the Royal Air Force came into action. Against Nazi German bombers and fighter pilots. 

By bombing R.A.F. fields, their target: London, England. However, many fighter pilots fought back. The Britains, Canadians, New Zealanders, Iseralites, and every Allied country there is against Nazi Germany in WWII. 

Moreover, this has an all star cast. Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curt Jurgens, Ian McShane, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Nigel Patrick, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Robert Shaw, Patrick Wymark, Michael Bates, and Susannah York. Damn! 

However, this never won an Academy Award for anything. Not even Best Picture. But I can tell you, that this was before “Top Gun”. On dogfighting and how fighter pilots and bombers crash in the ocean, country fields as well as some in the city of London. 

In fact, while Buckingham Palace was bombed, one Nazi German bomber crashed on the rails and the actual location of Paddington train station. 

For a success, 10/10 stars. An ‘A+’ here. And I can tell you one thing: WWI or WWII bombers never crash their aircraft and gallop off to breakfast, at famous train stations. Cause well, that would be a tight situation if Queen Elizabeth II saw this. 

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