- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 21, 2005
Surprising new facts are uncovered in this fresh reconsideration of the first major battle to be fought entirely in the air. It’s a ripping good tale!
- Settles longstanding controversies and definitively solves historical puzzles.
- Utilizes cutting-edge technology from diverse fields of research.
- A definitive analysis of the Battle of Britain, Summer 1940.
Where soldiers die, history is made. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES offers a remarkably fresh and exhilarating look at the most fascinating conflicts in history by focusing on the bloody ground where they were waged. The ambition of this groundbreaking series is nothing less than definitively re-examining what we think we know about history’s great clashes. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES redefines the military documentary by utilizing every possible technique – demonstrations, reenactments, advanced forensic and historical analysis, and more – to perfectly clarify battles from the legendary to the obscure.
Early in WWII, during the summer of 1940, only the outmatched RAF appeared to stand in the way of Hitler’s conquest of Europe. But the well-laid German plans snagged on dogged English opposition and the Battle of Britain raged for 114 days. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES analyzes the vast arena of this epic face-off, which encompassed the skies across the English Channel and over the countryside of southeast Britain.
Churchill said “never was so much owed by so many to so few.” For sixty years, the common view of the Battle of Britain has been of an unprepared nation winning against overwhelming odds, a tale of desperate heroism, of a handful of plucky pilots lucking into a world-saving victory. In this episode of BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES, scientists, historians and veterans reveal that in fact Britain was far from unprepared.