Certificate PG

(2018) 99 mins

Directors: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer
Narrator: Charles Dance
Cinematography: John Collins
Music: Chris Roe


Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire – told personally in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans.  With breath-taking aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer John Dibbs and rare digitally re-mastered, archive footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940’s, when her power in the skies was unrivalled; all combined with a specially commissioned score by composer Chris Roe and an incredible soundscape of the famous Merlin engine, which makes this a striking and poignant film.

Narrated by Charles Dance.

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Since this documentary coincides with the 100th birthday of the RAF you would be forgiven for thinking it must have been cobbled together from the video library at the Imperial War Museum.  Guess what? You’re wrong.  It’s better than that.  Directors David Fairhead and Ant Palmer have succeeded in turning something that could have been as boring as an Open University history lesson into a labour of love, although the word “labour” makes it sound heavy when “a dancing fairy” was the description given by one of the ninetysomething ex pilots.”  Eye for Film

Fri 04 Jan East Meon


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