Spitfire Squadron (2000, WWII Documentary)


Alexander IV


Published on Jul 18, 2020

Designed in 1935 by Reginald Mitchell, the Supermarine Spitfire was a revolutionary fighter aircraft, which proved to be more than a match for its German opponents. In the summer of 1940, at a crucial moment in history, it helped turn the tide of World War Two, by providing Britain's vital air defence during the Battle of Britain. This is the inside story of the role of revolutionary fighter plane, with archive film, colour re-enactments and a first-hand account from Battle of Britain pilot Bob Doe.
Produced by Flashback Television for The History Channel,

Alexander IV History's supplementary notes:
From the "Battle Stations" series.
Narrated by: James Faulkner
Extended interview of pilot Bob Doe joined to the documentary 44:33 - 55:10

Spitfire First flight: 5 March 1936


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