Battle of Britain

Revealing mistake: Technical Glitch: In the opening scene before the opening credits. The British are being run out of one of the last remaining fields in France. The Sergeant is burning the "lame ducks" when German planes attack. A German plane attacks almost directly toward the camera, you hear machine gun noises but no effects. Next a plane attacks from right to left, you hear machine gun noises and see the effects indicating the bullets striking the target. After the second plane has gone you see the effects of the first planes attack.

Revealing mistake: In this scene we see a hangar exploding twice. In the first explosion we see what appears to be a white spray of water when the hangar explodes. In the next shot the doors appear as normal, then the hangar explodes again. This time the hangar explodes with flames and smoke.

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Revealing mistake: In the opening scene when the Hurricanes take off from the makeshift airstrip in France, well established earth-banked aircraft pens can be seen in the background. This indicates that the Hurricanes took off from a well established military airfield.

Continuity mistake: It is 1940. Two pilots come out of a house - one of them has just lost his wife and family in the London Blitz, the other is an RAF Squadron Leader. The door they come out of has a modern electric bell push - a post 1965 version, white rectangular box with a round button.

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Squadron Leader Canfield: The engine's overheating, and so am I! Either we stand down, or blow up! Now which do you want?

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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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