"Spitfire Red Leader here. I have sighted our visitors."
__Once again Messerschmidts and Heinkels winged above the calm English countryside, but this time there was a difference...
__It was May 1968 and the stage was set for the spectacular flying sequences of one of the biggest, most costly films ever made.
__Leonard Mosley, the distinguished author and film critic who covered the Battle of Britain in 1940 as a newspaperman, spent weeks on location with the various film units in both England and Spain researching for this unique book which links the story of those fateful days to a fascinating account of how a film company recreated the dramatic events of one short summer, when the Few shielded Britain from the fury of the Luftwaffe.
__He tells of the difficulties encountered in obtaining facilities and assembling the necessary aircraft, of troubles with the stars, tensions among the pilots, political pressures and the recurring financial crises.
__How all of these problems were overcome by the oxygen of enthusiasm to produce a thrilling film that contains the most exciting and realistic aerial combat scenes ever screened, adds a new dimension and a new understanding to the Battle of Britain. [via]