Spitfire // 99min // Documentary // 2018 // UK
Directors: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer
Narrator: Charles Dance
Interviewees: Veterans Allan Scott, Geoffrey Welham, Joan Fanshawe, Joy Lofthouse, Ken Wilkinson, Mary Ellis, Nigel Rose, Paul Farnes, Tom ‘Ginger’ Neil and Tony Pickering.
An epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. The story of an aircraft that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made.
Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire – told in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. With stunning aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer, the film also contains rare, digitally re-mastered, archival footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940s when her power in the skies was unrivalled.