History Film / BattleOfBritain

30th Mar '16 7:51:37 AM AFP
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** DoingItForTheArt: in an early scene, a Spitfire does a victory roll, and the engine sputters while the plane is inverted. The early war Spitfires used a gravity-fed carburetor, and would actually stall out if flown inverted for too long.

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** DoingItForTheArt: in an early scene, a Spitfire Hurricane does a victory roll, and the engine sputters while the plane is inverted. The early war Spitfires and Hurricanes used a gravity-fed carburetor, and would actually stall out if flown inverted for too long.long. Indeed, this is exactly the reason cited by Harvey when he chews out the pilot for the maneuver later.
12th Oct '15 3:40:52 AM WillBGood
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* NewMeat: Several replacement pilots. Most get killed off fairly quickly (one on his first sortie) Only one lives long enough to become a ShellShockedSenior, he and one of two newbies who arrived just before the last big battle sequence are the only ones who survive the whole film.

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* NewMeat: Several replacement pilots. Most get killed off fairly quickly (one on his first sortie) Only one lives long enough to become a ShellShockedSenior, ShellShockedVeteran, he and one of two newbies who arrived just before the last big battle sequence are the only ones who survive the whole film.
9th Sep '15 9:48:07 AM BabyM
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* ShownTheirWork: the production company rounded up every flyable Spitfire and Hurricane they could, and simulated the Luftwaffe by using Spanish copies of the Me-109 and He-111 built under license.
** DoingItForTheArt: in an early scene, a Spitfire does a victory roll, and the engine sputters while the plane is inverted. The early war Spitfires used a gravity-fed carburetor, and would actually stall out if flown inverted for too long.
8th Aug '15 7:39:12 AM LtFedora
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* DrillSergeantNasty: We see a German NCO drilling his squad for the amphibious assault.
-->"Move, or I'll force you to swim across the channel!"
7th Jul '15 4:55:10 PM Deadbeatloser22
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** Seemingly played straight by Colin Harvey, who doesn't sound British at all... but [[GeniusBonus if you look at his uniform carefully]], it is revealed that he's actually Canadian. This is never brought up in dialogue.
** Canadian Christopher Plummer insisted on having the "Canada" flash on his uniform.

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** Seemingly played straight by Colin Harvey, who doesn't sound British at all... but [[GeniusBonus if you look at his uniform carefully]], it is revealed that he's actually Canadian. Canadian (a change requested by his actor Christopher Plummer). This is never brought up in dialogue.
** Canadian Christopher Plummer insisted on having the "Canada" flash on his uniform.
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7th Jul '15 4:46:11 PM Deadbeatloser22
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** Maggie Harvey herself has a bit of this after a raid herself. She shakily [[MustHaveNicotine pulls out a cigarette]] and is shouted at by a male officer because she could easily ignite a fuel leak with a lit cigarette. In response, she briefly loses her StiffUpperLip.

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** Maggie Harvey herself has a bit of this after a raid herself. She shakily [[MustHaveNicotine pulls out a cigarette]] and is shouted at by a male officer because she could easily the raid blew a gas main open, and that cigarette would ignite a fuel leak with a lit cigarette.the leak. In response, she briefly loses her StiffUpperLip.
30th Jun '15 5:54:28 AM Rmpdc
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* OldSchoolDogfight: TheMovie.
30th Jun '15 5:52:48 AM Rmpdc
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* BritsWithBattleships: Naturally the Royal Air Force gets the most attention for the Allied side.


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* NazisWithGnarlyWeapons: The Luftwaffe takes center stage, but the Heer does make a few appearances as well.
13th May '15 6:25:32 PM Deadbeatloser22
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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] intentionally with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVVoH9-QH0&t=0m31s Luftwaffe-Marsch]], composed by Ron Goodwin. Done so well that many people today believe it to be an ''actual'' German UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo march.

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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] intentionally with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVVoH9-QH0&t=0m31s Luftwaffe-Marsch]], composed by Ron Goodwin. Done so well that many people today believe it to be an ''actual'' German UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo march.march, and the real RAF [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2m05s&v=5n0tFJWq2-Y use it for drill displays on occasion]].
20th Feb '15 2:05:53 PM inabluecastle
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Averted, as the entire film takes place before America's entry into the film. That said, the (neutral) Americans spend the entire film just OutOfFocus, with the Brits trying to wrangle various support from them while the Germans try to convince them that Britain is on the ropes.

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Averted, as the entire film takes place before America's entry into the film.war. That said, the (neutral) Americans spend the entire film just OutOfFocus, with the Brits trying to wrangle various support from them while the Germans try to convince them that Britain is on the ropes.
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