The Battle of Britain

Synopsis: In this installment of the "Why We Fight" propaganda film series, we have the account of Great Britain's last stand against the forces of Nazi Germany. This mainly focuses on the desperate, but successful, battle to maintain their vital air superiority over the British Isles and the morale of the people to prevent invasion.
Production: US Army
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Year:
1943
54 min
27 Views

WHY WE FlGH A SERlES OF SEVEN lNFORMATlON FlLMS

THE BATTLE OF BRlTAlN

SPEClAL SERVlCE DlVlSlON

lNFORMATlON FlLM #4

Produced by:
THE WAR DEPARTMENT SPEClAL

SERVlCE DlVlSlON S.O.S.

With Cooperation of:

THE SlGNAL CORPS

JUNE 1940

The shadow of the conquering German armies,

covered western Europe.

The self-styled master race,

was riding high.

DUNKlRK

Calais

Now Adolph Hitler stood, just as Napoleon had stood,

more than 100 years before.

And looked across the English Channel to the one

fighting obstacle that stood...

..between him and world domination.

The chalk cliffs of Britain rose sheer

and white, out of the choppy waters.

And beyond, a little island, smaller

than the state of Wyoming.

Crush that island, and its stubborn people and the

way was open for world conquest.

The fall ofAustria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark,

Norway,

..Holland Belgium, France had given him more than

100 million slaves,

..to work for him or starve.

The preliminaries were over, it was time for the main

event. The battle of Britain.

Berlin

Where Napoleon failed, I shall succeed. I shall land

on the shores of Britain."Adolph Hitler

Hitler and his Generals feverishly drafted their plans

for the conquest of Britain.

Every detail must be anticipated.A slip now, might

wreck the timetable of world conquest.

Six weeks of final preparation went into

those plans.

Six weeks to determine the history

of a thousand years.

The thing was fool-proof. See for yourselves how

simple the whole operation was meant to be. Look.

GERMAN PLAN FOR lNV ASlON OF ENGLAND

PHASE l

Knock out the Royal Air Force and its bases.

Get control of the air and sea lanes

across the channel.

Follow the blitz plan that wiped out

the low countries, Poland and France.

Destroy communication and transport lines.

Above all, get command of the air.

PHASE ll

Pulverize the coast line with dive bombers.

Drop parachute troops to take over the air fields and

establish beach heads.

Drop parachute troops to take over the air fields and

establish beach heads.

PHASE lll

Actual invasion.

Pour the German Panzer divisions across,

in high speed barges,

..under an umbrella protecting fighter planes.

then send spear-heads of armed might, to divide,

surround, destroy all opposition.

That's all there was to it.

Conquer Britain. Force the surrender

of the British fleet.

then with the combined sea-power of Germany,

Britain, ltaly, France and Japan,

..he could control the seas, and

tell us whereto head in.

The torch of freedom flickered low.

On the invasion coasts, more than 100fully equipped

German divisions were singing the Nazi theme song,

We are sailing against England.", as they waited the

word from Hitler.

Here, for weeks, all the supplies and weapons of the

Nazi war machine...

..had been turned toward Britain.

The jaws of the Nazi whale,

were set to swallow Jona.

And what about Jona?. How was he doing?.

Well, Britain also had an army

But it was an army dragged from sea at Dunkirk.

An army without weapons. These had been

left behind on the roads of France.

Tanks, guns,

..motorized equipment,

..all abandoned to save the one

priceless item...

.. men!

In all of Britain, there was not enough equipment for

one modern division.

Only one tank for every thousand square miles of

territory.

Only one machine gun, for every 1 500 miles of

beach.

Britain had a navy too, but it was

scattered all over the globe,

..guarding vital food and supply lines.

And the British knew it would be suicidal to use their

fleet in the narrow waters ofThe English Channel,

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Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein (August 22, 1909 – December 30, 2000) was an American screenwriter, who had a long career, best remembered for his screenplay – written with his twin brother, Philip, and Howard E. Koch – of the film Casablanca (1942), for which the writers won an Academy Award. It was adapted from an unpublished play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison. more…

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