Yesterday's Big Story - The Battle of Britain
00:28:30 - 00:30:55
The Battle of Britain began on August 8th, 1940, when the German Air Force tried to drive the English to their knees with a rain of bombs. Within ten months more than 50,000 bombs fell on London alone, plus thousands of incendiaries. The British shook their fists in defiance, took all that the Nazis could dish out, and, despite 30,000 casualties Londoners had the unquenchable spirit that triumphed over evil and sent Hitler to defeat. (blitz)
British convoys being attacked by the Nazis in the Atlantic Ocean. MS - Big anti-aircraft guns firing at the Nazi planes. MS - Buildings that were blown apart and on fire as a result of Nazi bombings. CUS - British children. Ground up - The explosions and a direct hit on a
in the back ground. Evening shot, medium - Military fire wardens fighting the fires with hoses. Aerial shot - London in flames. 1,500 hundred fires were started by German bombs. Morning shot - The aftermath of the bombing of London by the Germans. CUS - Fire marshals, and a fast profile shot of Sir Winston Churchill over-looking the damage done by the German bombings. MCUS - Buses and cars burnt out and twisted steel left over from the inferno. CUS - Sir Winston Churchill walking and overlooking the damage suffered from the German bombings. CUS - British citizens showing thumbs up and smiling their survival of the German bombings.