The Battle of Britain - Compendium & DVD Gift Set

Release Date: 15 October 2012
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The summer of 1940 will forever be remembered as a defining period when the pilots the RAF took on the thunderous assault of the German Luftwaffe and won. It is a gripping story of defiance against the brute force of the Nazi war machine and came to reflect Britain s attitude of grit and determination in the face of adversity. This unique DVD reveals not only the blow-by-blow account of the desperately close-run conflict, but also the story of The Blitz when Hitler tried to bomb Britain into submission. But Britain could take it and out of the ashes of destroyed cities came a unified nation with a determination not to give in to the forces of evil.


The Battle of Britain was the first great conflict between nations decided entirely in the air. On one side was the Luftwaffe, battle-hardened bomber and fighter crews who had swept all before them as Germany overran Europe. On the other side was the Royal Air Force s Fighter Command, a small, inexperienced group of men flying largely untested fighters. It was the battle that decided Britain s destiny. This gripping study of the momentous conflict tells the true story of the fighting through the summer of 1940. Combining superb photographs with vivid descriptions of the battle s progress, it chronicles the events in the air and on the ground, from the frightening devastation of The Blitz to the heroic efforts of the few the courageous young pilots who made the ultimate sacrifice in ensuring Britain lived on to fight another day
Release Date: 15 October 2012

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Catalogue No: GRD3993