Finest Hour Complete BBC TV Series on 2 DVDs - NEW & SEALED
2 DVD, PAL 4:3, Region 2, Contains Subtitles, Run Time Approx: 200 Mins
Finest Hour - This Rare Superlative BBC Television Documentary Series - Complete & Unabridged
1940 - Great Britain is threatened as never before. As Hitler's armies storm Europe in a Blitzkrieg of fire and death, the British people face defeat. For the first time in one thousand years, conquest seems inevitable...
This is the story of that incredible year, when Britain faced its darkest moment and produced instead its FINEST HOUR. The story of those momentous events is recounted by those who were there - British soldiers, sailors, pilots and civilians and illustrated by superb archive footage. Evocative, chilling, vivid, heart-wrenching, their testimonies reveal a nation inspired by Winston Churchill to attempt a show of defiance that at first seemed suicidal.
FINEST HOUR reveals what it was actually like to fight with the British Expeditionary Force in the doomed campaign of 1940 and the terror and confusion waiting to be evacuated from Dunkirk as Nazi dive bombers swarmed relentlessly overhead. It follows the Atlantic convoys bringing desperately needed supplies through U-boat infested waters to the beleaguered island. It charts the course of the epic Battle of Britain through gun camera footage and the testimonies of Spitfire pilots and takes you into the heart of the Docklands Blitz and the destruction of Coventry.
Unable to break the RAF, Hitler gambled he could break Britain's resolve by laying waste to its cities. Instead, he only succeeded in rousing an indomitable spirit in the British people. Combining these dramatic stories of men and women at war with a revelatory account of the secret political intrigues of 1940, this is the dramatic story of Britain's FINEST HOUR...
"We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!" - Winston Churchill
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