The Battle For Britain 1910-1949

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Retrospective documentary about the use of aircraft in wartime.

01:09:46 Aerial shots of cloudscapes. Lyrical voiceover about how until recent times the skies had no role to play in the world of men. "The sky had nothing to do with history." But then "the sky became an arena". Winston Churchill's...



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01:09:46:00 / 01:20:42:00
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1910 - 1949

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