Churchill's Island

Directed by Stuart Legg - 1941.

This film won the NFB its first Oscar® and was also the first documentary
to win this coveted award. It presents the strategy of the Battle of Britain,
showing with penetrating clarity the relationship of the various forces that
went to make up the island's defences. Here is the Royal Air Force in its
epic battle with the Luftwaffe, the Navy in its stubborn fight against the
raiders of sea and sky, the coastal defences, the mechanized cavalry, the
merchant seamen and behind them all, Britain's tough, unbending civilian

Produced by the
National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
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Churchill's Island, directed by Stuart Legg
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