This film is about the Battle of Britain during World War II. It happened in 1940. This movie was made 29 years later in 1969. The Nazis tried to invade Britain. The Royal Air Force of Britain fought a grave battle against the Nazis to prevent the invasion. Most of the fighting was in the air. There were lots of fighting scenes between the German planes and the RAF and their allies.
This film is pretty realistic. I thought that the air battles were pretty realistic. For a film that was made in 1969, the special effects of the planes and the fight scenes were pretty fast-paced and accurate. The fight scenes seem more modern as far as special effects than what I would expect from a movie made in 1969. The planes were just like the ones that were actually used.
As far as I know, this film accurately portrays the Battle of Britain. It was historically accurate in the story that it told. It portrayed the Battle as a very important one. It was one of life and death. It was one that could have changed the outcome of the war and possibly altered history as we know it. The film showed how the RAF and its allies fought bravely and gallantly. I liked how it portrayed the pilots as weary and tired from all the fighting.
Hitler was very close to victory. The RAF was drained and worn out. They had been fighting for a while with little rest. They were constantly in battle. It was not looking good for the British. All Hitler would have had to do was to keep pounding on them. The Germans had more pilots. The RAF was running out of pilots. The Germans should have bombed the radars and airfields. At first the Germans stayed away from bombing the big cities. Hitler still wanted to bring Chu...
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...r sons going to war since they saw in this film how all five died. The film showed the five brothers very nobly, though, in the final scene where they were in the sky going to heaven. That was a piece of propaganda to show how noble it was to fight for your country.
Most viewers enjoyed the film. I also liked the film, but felt it was a little too sappy and unrealistic. I realize that it was made in the 1940s and films then were a little corny when it came to showing family life. It was an interesting story. It was neat to follow the brothers from the time they were baptized until their death. The film did a good job of showing that they were a team and did not want to be without each other. Even though the film did not have much battle action or mention of the war, it was effective in showing how the war affected families. All in all, it was a good film.
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