War in the air recreated for the cinema audience with authenticity and drama, Phil Jarman reviews the star-studded Second World War epic, Battle of Britain.

REAL TO REEL Great British War Films

A Battle of Britain film poster.

Director Guy Hamilton was determined to reproduce one of the most decisive air battles of the Second World War. To achieve this he brought together a stellar cast of international actors and 100 aircraft to re-enact the conflict.

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