Bloody Foreigners The Untold Battle Of Britain PDTV XviD-TVCUKOct 1
Bittersweet saga of the RAF’s heroic Polish pilots. Imagine this. You’ve been scrambled from a grass landing strip somewhere in Britain, dashing from the Lloyd Loom chairs to your Hurricane, lifting off low over the hedges as the undercarriage cranks up and climbing as rapidly as you can to intercept. When you spot the enemy in the distance, approaching at a combined closing speed of around 500 miles an hour, it becomes clear that there’s something of a numerical discrepancy. You are part of a flight of six aircraft. One hundred and fifty are coming towards you. “Crikey,” you might say, “this isn’t cricket.” Except you wouldn’t because you’re Polish and this English expression probably hasn’t figured in the intensive English course you’ve just undergone so that you can fly with the RAF. The story of 303 Squadron: 34 Polish fighter pilots who overturned RAF prejudices to earn their chance to fight in the Battle of Britain, in which they shot down 126 Luftwaffe aircraft.
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