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Churchill's Island

Churchill's Island

Winner of the first Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject! It presents the strategy of the Battle of Britain, showing with penetrating clarity the relationships between the various forces made up the island's defenses. 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 defenses, the mechanized cavalry, the merchant seamen and behind them all, Britain's tough, unbending civilian army.

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Main credits

Legg, Stuart (film producer)
Greene, Lorne (narrator)

Other credits

Music by Lucio Agostini.

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Battle of Britain; Military operations; Oscar; Academy Award; World War II ; "Churchill's Island"; Natl Film Board of Canada; short; propaganda,doc; history; shod

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