The Battle Of Britain (1969)

A stellar cast, including Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier and Christopher Plummer highlights this epic telling of the greatest air battle in history, when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defeated the German Luftwaffe, saving England from invasion.


  1. James Betker on October 30, 2021 at 2:53 am

    My Dad’s Uncle was in the Army in WW II and was scheduled to be in the D-day invasion at Normandy. He could not go because he was sick. He met a woman over there and ended up bringing her back to the U.S. as a war bride. They are both dead for quite some time.

  2. Creative Corner on October 30, 2021 at 2:54 am

    “Repeat, please.”

  3. Robert Johnson on October 30, 2021 at 2:54 am

    1:04:37 You’ve got a hole in your left wing!

  4. Joe Valdrighi on October 30, 2021 at 2:54 am

    This is history … But the Germans just came here to the United States and they will try again

  5. Joe Blow on October 30, 2021 at 2:55 am

    At 2:11:06 it claims an "Israeli" pilot was in the Battle of Britain. The modern state of Israel wasn’t created until 8 years _after_ the Battle of Britain. Who made this movie again?

  6. Martel Sobieski on October 30, 2021 at 2:56 am

    All their heroic deeds have gone to waste. The new "britons" have invaded and replaced the WW II Britons without an army, aided and abetted by the traitors multiculti lovers in power.

  7. Edward j j on October 30, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Everything looks nice That aircrafts uniforms and weapons Just one thing The British Spitfires shooting all the Ju 87 with out losing single aircraft Maybe because Hans Urlich Rudel Ju 87 wasn’t present at the time His Ju 87 never gets shot down by any enemy’s aircrafts only by ground fire His record shows
    520 Bolsheviks tank’s knocked out
    2 battle ship’s 4 armor train’s any many armor equipment columns After the War this great pilot help build A-10 close ground support aircraft Germans technology and discipline was always the best We had to give them that

  8. Robert Barrientos on October 30, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Great movie for it’s time..
    a remake utilizing cgi would be awesome….🇬🇧🇩🇪

  9. Lam rof on October 30, 2021 at 2:59 am

    England was saved by big Brother USA and by the Soviets. The rest is propaganda.

  10. Kit Togashi on October 30, 2021 at 2:59 am

    I don’t think I’ve said "Oh, fuck!" to any movie more often than this one while watching.

  11. Anon54387 on October 30, 2021 at 3:01 am

    3:47 Did he remember to take his duffel bag off the wing?

  12. Craig Weis on October 30, 2021 at 3:04 am

    The German matra – Fly Until You Die.

  13. Tom Smith on October 30, 2021 at 3:04 am

    My lord , Susannsh York was drop dead gorgeous!!

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  15. SeanP7195 on October 30, 2021 at 3:08 am

    It is truly awe inspiring how a small group of spoiled, redheaded inbreds got the entire nation of the UK to believe it was their brithright to rule, and to not only accpet it, but to be grateful as well.

  16. Mark H Beardsley on October 30, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Were those real ME-109’s used in the first scene of the airfield getting shot up as the RAF crews were trying to depart? The underwing radiators look right. Two of those scenes had ME-109’s (or look alikes) pulling up to go over barbed wire fences, one at 5:10 and then again a little later. No CGI, that was some gutsy, and skillful, flying. I seem to remember that some of the pilots in this movie were actually ex-Luftwaffe pilots, not sure where I read that though.

  17. Edward Warwick on October 30, 2021 at 3:11 am

    The Battle of Brittan was the turning point of WWII. It prevented Germany from occupant England, which gave the United States the much needed starting point to invade Western Europe.

  18. Kevin Morgan on October 30, 2021 at 3:14 am

    On a episode of Top Gear James May had a t shirt on that read Flood the cowling! I wondered how many viewers really knew where he got that line from. If you don’t remember it was in the movie Battle of Britain. The scene was France and the Germans were rapidly advancing. The squadron commander (Christopher Plummer) orders his Flight Sargent to destroy the “lame ducks”. The Sargent then says “Flood the cowlings”. What a great movie now and even more so back then.

  19. Patrick Williams on October 30, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Music sucks

  20. Linden Nash on October 30, 2021 at 3:15 am


  21. Max Vogan on October 30, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Britain would have been overrun by the German army but for a national day of prayer. The German army backed away when the saw the very tall warring angels God sent to stand with Britain.

  22. Wiled man 24 on October 30, 2021 at 3:17 am

    "So don’t threaten or dictate to us until you are marching down my hall, and even then we won’t listen" hell yeah!!

  23. LineshaftRestorations on October 30, 2021 at 3:17 am

    It would be interesting to see what a few modern cgi fixes would do for some of the poor photo and model effects in the original. Most visuals are good.

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  25. Florida Native on October 30, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Thanks So Much for the Upload I’m 50 & Last time I saw it I was 8 yrs old brings bk Great Memories watching with my Grandfather on a Sleepy Sunday Snow & Rain Outside Nice & Warn with Granny’s Cooking in the Air & Plenty of Time To Enjoy a Classic Such as this While Watching also Playing with My Model Sherman Tank & Spitfire I Held Tight While Watching Great Times thanks for the Memories…

  26. ScorpioBornIn69 on October 30, 2021 at 3:20 am

    I noticed in this flick the Germans do not do the ‘Hitler’ solute.

  27. Al Fresco on October 30, 2021 at 3:20 am

    That’s a very young James Cosmo doing the victory roll at the beginning.

  28. Anon54387 on October 30, 2021 at 3:21 am

    51:46 Obviously a result of this being filmed in 1969.

  29. Dennis Young on October 30, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Note how the German pilots are a bit sweaty? Is this due to *Pervitin?*

  30. The Kentuckian on October 30, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Thanks so much YT for bringing this back. I watch it all the time as it is one of my favorite war movie.

  31. Pat Miller on October 30, 2021 at 3:23 am

    You yay

  32. Josef Nitervol on October 30, 2021 at 3:26 am

    This and Gettysburg are the 2 best war movies imo

  33. Thurston Howell on October 30, 2021 at 3:29 am

    So uh. James May “Plenty of it”

  34. Charles Saint on October 30, 2021 at 3:30 am

    @1:53:05 Squadron Leader Tom Evans’ face has no make up or prosthetics. That’s actor Bill Foxley’s real face. He served in the RAF starting in 1942, and trained as a bomber navigator. On 16 March 1944, the Vickers Wellington he was in crashed shortly after takeoff. Foxley initially made it out of the crash unscathed, but returned to the wreckage to free his trapped wireless operator. Foxley was able to free him, however, both men were horribly burned. The wireless operator didn’t survive his injuries. For Foxley, he lost several fingers, his right eye, left eye was damaged, and he required 29 surgeries. Though he never fully recovered, he survived until 2010.

  35. Malachi Trout on October 30, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Great film….I will stick to infantry thank you. I like the ground under my feet. Though an artillery shell could move that ground real fast

  36. SoulWatcher72 on October 30, 2021 at 3:30 am

    As interesting as this film was, including the fact it is based on the real thing, this movie could have been so much more. It felt that in the time they had on screen they could of given us so much more info. Including making us really know the characters, the details of the missions, etc. it felt very shallow. I hate to say that, but that’s what it made me feel. The fighter pilot scenes where fantastic and well done. But again, the writer or whomever is in charge of filling a movie with “it,” just didn’t quite get there. I still enjoyed the movie for what it was but it could have been great. Instead it was just ok.

  37. Frank Blangeard on October 30, 2021 at 3:31 am

    At 20:54 we see Joe Biden behind that number 54 on the right side! See him again at 21:41 on the right.

  38. Mac Mooney on October 30, 2021 at 3:31 am


  39. CorePathway on October 30, 2021 at 3:36 am

    God, those Henkel crew members musta hated their lives, as long as they lasted

  40. William Allen Crowder on October 30, 2021 at 3:36 am

    This is another place where pilots from the territories, commonwealth and allied pulled London’s feet out of the fire as usual. The English pilots got new Spitfires and everyone else had old Hurricanes, yet the Hurricane pilots shot down more Germans. The real heroes of the Battle of Britain are the Polish fliers

  41. Stephen David Bailey on October 30, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Wow, one can really see the difference between what is shot on film versus something shot on digital.

  42. PAUL LECKNER on October 30, 2021 at 3:38 am

    If we’re right, they will give up. If they’re right, they will be in London in a week. Hangs up the telephone. "Nuff said?!

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  44. Lynn Meyers on October 30, 2021 at 3:41 am

    I LIKE MINE AT LEAST 3′ X 18."
    I prefer full screen but not so easy now or without car.
    Still if you can enjoy it, it is worth it.

  45. Dennis Davis on October 30, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Very good movie

  46. TJay Cossack on October 30, 2021 at 3:43 am

    I guess having the strap between the legs fastened was not a big worry…

  47. Stefan Laskowski on October 30, 2021 at 3:43 am

    As a person of both Polish and English heritage, I’ve always taken pride in the performance of my ancestral nations’ fight in WW2. I had a great-uncle who fought in North Africa, Italy, and France. Sadly, he died the year I was born, but I saw his medals, which were left to my father.

  48. Michael Scarn on October 30, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Spoiler alert: the bad guys win

  49. Edward Fregeau on October 30, 2021 at 3:45 am

    Ian McShane !!!!!!!!

  50. harlan eggleston on October 30, 2021 at 3:48 am

    It hurts to see so many beautiful aircraft be destroyed

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