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The Battle of Britain/First Light, DVD DVD

The Battle of Britain/First Light DVD

Starring Sam Heughan, Paul Kynman, Paul Tinto, Ben Aldridge, Jordan Bernarde, Gary Lewis

Directed by Ashley Gething



Double bill of programmes about the Battle of Britain.

Documentary 'The Battle of Britain' (2010) is presented by Ewan McGregor and his brother, Colin.

The brothers fly vintage planes, meet the few veterans still alive today and discover the strategies of the battle which took place in 1940.

Made-for-TV documentary drama 'First Light' (2010) is based on the life of British fighter pilot Geoffrey Wellum (Sam Heughan).

As a teenager, Geoffrey became a member of the RAF's No. 92 Squadron and piloted a Spitfire, despite the fact he had had no previous flying experience.

He was awarded a medal for his role in the fight against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain but later suffered from a breakdown, caused by the loss of so many of his friends.

Overcoming his depression, he survived through the trials of war and lived to tell his tale.

The film includes footage of the real Geoffrey Wellum giving a first-hand account of his experiences.



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Also directed by Ashley Gething