RAF Spitfire Versions Battle of Britain DVD
This DVD is a collection of very RARE films on the Famous RAF Supermarine Spitfire and shows all of the various Spitfire versions as well as a Battle of Britain film.
The Spitfire arrived in history just in the nick of time. Hitler was on a terror campaign and he was convinced that England would fall through airpower. Ironically the little Spitfire went toe to toe along with the famous Hurricane airplane and beat off the powerful German Luftwaffe at the time. Without German Air supremacy, Operation Sea Lion was cancelled.
Film #1 - Spitfire Versions - This is a RAF film that shows all of the different Spitfire versions: from the Mark I to the Mark 21, plus the Sea Marine Spitfire Mark 15. If you ever wanted to know the reason for the Clipped Wing Mark VI or the amazing Mark XVI and more, then you'll enjoy this film. Runtime is about 15 minutes.
Film #2 - RAF Fighter Pilots - This an RAF film on the planes and pilots that fought in the Battle of Britain. Short but important film footage. Runtime is about 9 minutes.
Film #3 - Battle of Britain - What a story! Winston Churchill once said: Never has so many owed so much to so few. The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces and the outcome would determine whether there would be a German invasion called Operation Sea Lion. Runtime is about 52 minutes.
Film #4 - Spitfire Newsreels - This film is a collection of Spitfire newsreels:
- Invasion of Sicily
- British Carriers with Spitfires On Board, Plus Crashes
- War News - P-39 and Spitfires being loaned to Russians
- Battle of Tunisia
- Spitfire Fighter Kills-Train Busting.. Great RAF stuff. A must see.
Runtime is about 13 minutes.
Film #5 - A Message from Malta - This is a story most folks don't know about. The battle for Malta. The British held out for over a year with the folks of Malta in great defiance to the German Luftwaffe and Hitler. With only a few RAF planes to fight back and very limited supplies, the island held. Hitler was furious and bombed the island almost daily, but the Brits and the islanders held on. Amazing story. Runtime is about 11 minutes.
Total runtime for the RAF Spitfire Versions Battle of Britain DVD is about 100 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.