Factual error: The German planes in the movie should be Messerschmitt Bf-109E. However they're actually Hispano Buchon, a post-war version of the Bf-109 model, built in Spain. The Bf-109 was powered by a Daimler-Benz inverted V, and exhaust ports were at the bottom of the nose, not at the top as seen here. That's because the Hispano Buchon used the same engine as the Spitfire.
Warr. Off. Warrick: Put that cigarette out! The mains have gone, can't you smell gas?
Section Officer Maggie Harvey: Don't you yell at me, MR Warrick.
Trivia: During the attack by Heinkels from Norway across the North Sea English Squadron Leader says "help yourself everybody, there's no fighter escort." In reality the Heinkels had an escort of twin engine Me 110s. In 1968 there were no airworthy Me 110s so the movie ignored them.
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