If you are into historical aviation films this one might be for you.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting a special viewing of the epic war film Battle of Britain (1969) at its London HQ in Hamilton Place.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with historian, Dr Sarah-Louise Miller, who will focus on the roles of intelligence, and women, in the Battle of Britain – two elements that were vital to victory but do not feature in the popular narration of the story as much as they should.
The discussion will shift the spotlight away from the typical narratives portrayed in popular media, to explore the "battle behind the battle" and the missing dimensions of success, and what had to happen "behind the Few" to enable victory.
“Battle of Britain” is renowned for its exceptional aerial combat sequences and praised for its dedication to historical accuracy. The film boasts a star-studded ensemble cast, including Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, and many other talented actors who delivered powerful performances, bringing the real-life heroes of the Battle of Britain to life.
Tickets are £12 per person (including VAT) and includes a beer (alternatively wine or a soft drink) and popcorn.
The actual screening will take place from 18:30−21:00, including a short intermission. The Q&A will be from 21:00−21:30. Friday 10 November.
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