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Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain is one of a series of short films each made by the legendary Hollywood movie-maker Frank Capra during World War II. They were commissioned with the aim of encouraging the American people to throw their weight behind a US military presence in the conflict. This specific film explores the efforts of the Royal Air Force during ferocious air battles above Britain; many of which would proved crucial to ending the 6 year war.
E means that the film's distributor believes the film to be 'exempt' from a BBFC age rating. E certificate films are often designed to inform, educate or instruct.
This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language and war theme.
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Based on the World War I experience of soldier-poet Siegfried Sassoon, who suffered a mental breakdown on realising there was no point to the fighting
All ages 108 mins
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