Starring Michael Caine, Battle of Britain is probably best remembered for having some of the best aerial fight sequences ever filmed. They were even filmed using the correct machinery - Spitfires and Hurricanes that were owned by the RAF and Messerschmitts and Heinkels owned by the Spanish air force. This is a rare country-of-origin poster from the first UK release in 1969,
At a seminal moment in World War II, British Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding (Laurence Olivier) must rally his outnumbered pilots against Hitler's feared Luftwaffe. Besieged by German bombing runs, the Brits counter with an aggressive air campaign of their own. Within months, the Nazis find themselves on the run, thanks to Dowding's tactical genius and the work of talented squadron leaders (Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer) and other brave patriots.