Long Eagle Days
Raimovie at 6.45pm
With Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier and Robert Shaw. Directed by Jay Hamilton. Produced by Great Britain in 1969. Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes
It’s the story of “The Battle of England” (in Italy it wasn’t called that because a movie with that title had been released a few months earlier). The battle was fought in the English skies by a small group of fighter pilots, “too few men” to Churchill’s motto (“never in our history have so many been grateful to so few”). Spitfire pilots overcame the Lutowafa Goring, which dampened the Germanic hopes of invasion from the air of Great Britain.
why do you see it Because it was filmed as a celebratory war movie that has to be done with many great scenes and emotions played out at the right moments. Here the magical moment is the first vain wait to attack. For the umpteenth time in months, British pilots are watching the skies waiting for it to fill up with Stukas at any moment. But the sky is clear. The Battle of England was won.
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