Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain

  • 9 10
  • 1943
  • 51min

The fourth installment in Frank Capra's Why We Fight series. After the fall of France, the Nazis focus their strength on conquering the United Kingdom, but they face great obstacles to achieve it.


AWARDS: Winner. Oscar for Best Documentary

Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain

This film was released in 1943 and concentrated on the German bombardment of the United Kingdom in anticipation of Operation Sea Lion, the planned Nazi invasion of Great Britain.

The narrator describes the fall of France, leaving Britain almost defenceless. British forces are vastly outnumbered, but the British people are calm. 

The narrator explains that this is because in a democracy the people as a whole are involved in the decision to fight. Hitler's masterplan to subjugate Britain is described.

All the episodes of the Why We Fight series:

Why We Fight : Prelude to War
Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia (Part One)
Why We Fight: The Battle Of Russia (Part Two)
Why We Fight: The Battle of China
Why We Fight: War Comes to America

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