In the summer of 1940, the RAF was involved in a desperate battle in the skies over Britain to defend the island from an impending German invasion.
In the summer of 1940, the amazing feats of the Polish 303 Squadron went down in history.
At the heart of this battle was one remarkable squadron. Brave, rebellious and unconventional, 303 squadron shot down twice as many Germans and boasted the Battle of Britain's greatest ace.
But the pilots were not British; 303 squadron was made up of Poles who came to Britain to fight for their country’s freedom. They helped change the course of British history but, when the war ended, their reward was to find their own country handed over to Stalin.
Using the accounts of the squadron aces and the testimony of the pilots who knew them - this is the untold story of the Battle of Britain.
The incredible exploits of 303 squadron might have been lost to history forever had it not been for one of the Polish pilots, Miroslav Feric. He made it compulsory for his comrades in the squadron to write an entry on a regular basis. This diary has never been fully translated into English before and is a key source of information on which the dramatised documentary is based.
The film tells of the initial mistrust and prejudice against the Polish pilots by RAF top brass. Shock and disbelief soon replaces any doubts, as these battle-hardened pilots become the most successful squadron in the Battle of Britain.
The film also documents their sense of betrayal when, at the end of the war, Britain (who had declared war because of the Nazi invasion of Poland) agrees to surrender the country to Stalin.
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