Battle of Britain movie question

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June 13th, 2014, 2:43 am #11

with the Stukas. No Dorniers or Junkers 88s either
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June 13th, 2014, 8:01 am #12

was acceptable summer wear for all ranks. There was also a white cover to the visored hat (Schirrmutz) that was very often worn, even with the blue/gray uniform. You'll frequently see the white hat in use with the tropical tan uniform. There was not a tan cover for the visored hat.
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June 13th, 2014, 10:28 am #13

Adolph Galland. Galland himself was one of the advisors of the film. Late in the film he is even shown speaking Galland's famous quote. "Give me a Squadron of Spitfires" It was his suggetion that they go to Spain to find the HE 111's and 109's. The Stuka's were supposedly 3/4 scale radio control aircraft. Very effectively done.
Although it was never used in the film, one was made!

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June 13th, 2014, 12:23 pm #14

Adolph Galland. Galland himself was one of the advisors of the film. Late in the film he is even shown speaking Galland's famous quote. "Give me a Squadron of Spitfires" It was his suggetion that they go to Spain to find the HE 111's and 109's. The Stuka's were supposedly 3/4 scale radio control aircraft. Very effectively done.
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June 13th, 2014, 4:48 pm #16

Although it was never used in the film, one was made!

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June 13th, 2014, 4:52 pm #17

In the early scenes when the German Inspector General is making his rounds. he stops in to have a meal with a group of pilots. One named Falke is wearing a white jacket. What was the significance of this ? Just a dress uniform?

Watched it last night again. Still a great movie. It must have been fun to be one of the pilots filming it and getting to fly such cool aircraft.
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June 13th, 2014, 5:23 pm #18

There is a pic of Karl Valesi in John Vasco's Erprobungsgruppe 210 book wearing the full summer uniform.
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June 13th, 2014, 5:53 pm #19

the white trousers were just that, straight legged trousers. I don't believe there were white breeches, just as there were no trop britches. Interesting to note, and very visible in the movie, Luftwaffe trousers and breeches that carried the 2 broad and 1 narrow white stripes indicated a general officer, including Field Marshal. The GFM in the movie being Erhard Milch.
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June 13th, 2014, 6:50 pm #20

My God!! Was it that long ago??

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I was in high school at RAF Lakenheath, and remember the sky being filled with action overhead as they filmed it. They were too high to see details, but I was thrilled to see the movie when it was released, knowing I had watched the remaking of such history!!! Never saw the actual participant planes up close, but I saw the B-25 camera plane used. Awesome.
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