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World Stories; Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain

Part One , Reel 1 of 2 , airdate : July 10 , 2000

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World Stories
Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain
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Series release date: 2001

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An intimate perspective on events in 1940, when Hitler had Europe at his mercy and Britain stood alone. From Spitfire pilots to teenage evacuees, from Coventry firemen to women and children caught up in the horror of the Blitz, FINEST HOUR recalls in personal and vivid detail the story of that dark and dramatic time when the destiny of the world hung in balance. Told through personal testimonies and until now unseen diaries and memoirs, the program strips away the nostalgic haze and brings to life a shining moment in history.



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Chicago: “World Stories; Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFC27A902B4441AD979C1ED2F947D973.
MLA: “World Stories; Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFC27A902B4441AD979C1ED2F947D973>.
APA: World Stories; Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFC27A902B4441AD979C1ED2F947D973
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