"Battle of Britain" film

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Are any of you watching the new "Battle of Britain" documentary series on Sunday nights at 9.00 p.m on the "History Channel"?

It is illustrated mainly with previously unseen footage from the 1969 "Battle of Britain" movie. Some of the footage they showed on Sunday was amazing such as scenes where British troops wade out to sea at Dunkirk to board small boats.

All these clips have been supplied by a firm called World Backgrounds . Their website www.worldbackgrounds.com lists over 1,000 available clips from the movie,many of which have never been seen before.

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Bloody oath! :eek:

This needs to be viewed at some length! ;)

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Has anybody been able to get those clips to run and if so any clues as to how to do it?

Mark

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Click on the photo on the left and a window will open, eventually (and I'm on 2Gb broadband) the clip will run. It requires a Quicktime plug-in

-Enjoy!

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Ahh, that'll be why it won't run at work - no Quicktime! :rolleyes:

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Mmm. Mac user with Quicktime on broadband. (That's why there's the little QT logo on their home page, o helpless serfs of Microsoft)

I suspect this is going to be expensve for Mr Mk.12 - can't see a 'bulk buy' button!

Lovely stuff. Rushes for "Repeat Please!" found...

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"It's enough to make you weep!!"

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Click on the photo on the left and a window will open, eventually (and I'm on 2Gb broadband) the clip will run. It requires a Quicktime plug-in

-Enjoy!


Maple01

I tried that.

I downloaded the latest Quicktime, but already had earlier versions.

I have got 2Gb Broadband.

I click on the image and nothing even after a couple of minutes

Could anything on Norton or Zonealarm be hanging it up?

When you pursue a purchase I think you actually ended up submitting for a quote.

Why would they only supply on tape and not DVD?

Mark

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Could anything on Norton or Zonealarm be hanging it up?

Given our previous discussions, quite probably. It seems to be a popup window that opens the QT clip, so if you have popups disabled...

Try one of the example clips. Opens fine incentre of that browser window.

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If it's a pop-up blocker, I find holding down the CTRL key at the same time as clicking on the image works OK.

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DAZ/JDK,

Yup. Just as the Pathe site. Dis-engage the pop-up blocker in Norton Anti-Spam and it fixes it.

Am I alone in finding that if you search on Spitfire, the first half a dozen pages have thumbnails but from then on out there is no thumbnail, just the WB logo, and there is no preview facility?

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DVD of this programme is being released in September 3 discs,did anyone else notice the"Proctuka" footage yesterday?

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Proctuka?

Was that the Proctuka? I thought it was just another shot of one of the radio controlled model Stukas.

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One of the head on shots ,took me a while to figure it out.

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Yep I watched it, and very good it was too. Shame so much of that great footage was left out of the film, still there should be much more to enjoy over the coming years!

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Am I alone in finding that if you search on Spitfire, the first half a dozen pages have thumbnails but from then on out there is no thumbnail, just the WB logo, and there is no preview facility?

No, that's what I get. For a guess, they've catalogued but not yet digitised much of this footage, and will no doubt digitise on demand or in due course. Pathe had a lot catalogued but not yet available (Rotodyne for instance) which became available later.

What a Christmas present!

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I watched some of it last night. You can see why some of the model stuff ended up on the cutting room floor - it didn't look realistic enough for what the director wanted. Then again, one shot of a Hurricane getting shot up and its cockpit exploding may have been too realistic for the audience to handle at that time.

You could probably get another Battle of Britain movie or two out of the out-takes! ;)

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Contacted them yesterday, said that they had about 30 hours of out-takes and could put most onto 3 DVD's for about £100.

www.worldbackgrounds.com

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30 hours! That sounds like the makings of another forum meet in the Duxford cinema:

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Sounds good to me!

30 hours? Bloody oath! :D

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[QUOTE=colin.barron]Are any of you watching the new "Battle of Britain" documentary series on Sunday nights at 9.00 p.m on the "History Channel"?

It is illustrated mainly with previously unseen footage from the 1969 "Battle of Britain" movie.

Just to let you know that a DVD of the series is now available, I picked a copy up from the IWM sales tent at DX on Sunday for just under £20.00

Septic.