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New Movie about Polish Fighter Pilots in Battle of Britain

A new movie about an aging Polish fighter pilot who defended London in the Battle of Britain is coming out. The trailer looks promising. http://battleforbritain.net

“Mr. Rogulski (Julian Glover) lives in Oxford in a house that time forgot, alone since his beloved wife’s death. One morning, he sets off for a walk to go and feed the pigeons in Oriel Square.   An encounter with the helpful young Steven (Max Fowler) leads to the scooter ride of his life.

The film pays tribute to the extraordinary history of the many Polish pilots that defended the skies of Britain from the Nazis, 70 years ago today.”

And from elsewhere on their site:

“Few of the Polish veterans who remained in Britain after the War ever got the recognition they deserved: Polish soldiers were not even allowed to march alongside their allied troops in the London Victory parade of 1946.

Battle for Britain demonstrates the strong socio-historical link between the UK and Poland.”