Spitfire: Birth of a Legend
Known as the fighter that saved Britain in World War II, the Supermarine Spitfire has come to embody the same spirit the people had in the desperate days when the country stood alone.
Hear how the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, conceived from a radical design, became a symbol of Britain’s determination during World War II. Celebrate the history of this acclaimed aircraft, the men who designed and built it, and those who flew and fought in it.
In this film, interviews with the pilots who flew the planes, and dramatic archive and color footage of the Spitfire in combat help illustrate the story of this legendary aircraft that fought in the summer skies over England in 1940. You’ll even hear from those who worked alongside R.J. Mitchell, the brilliant and visionary creator of the extraordinary fighter.
• See interviews with the pilots who flew the planes
• Watch dramatic archive and color footage
• Hear from those who worked alongside R.J. Mitchell, the creator of the fighter