Spitfire is, as you’d imagine, filled with wonderful aerial imagery of the iconic plane in flight, soaring high above the water and low above the rolling green fields of England.
There’s plenty of original footage taken from actual flights during World War II as well, most of which are of the enemy being shot down as the camera would only begin filming when the trigger was pressed.
Pilots who flew all variations of the Spitfire, as there were some 24 marks, tell of their experiences during battle and of flying the iconic machine. The women from the ATF, who flew the machines to be fixed after raids, feature too.
We see the men and women at work building the aircraft back in the day, and a bit of footage from people building Spitfire’s now.
The documentary kicks-off with the story of RJ Mitchell and how he came upon the idea of the Spitfire and tells you the story of the early planes he built.
All of this is gloriously shot with a soundtrack of Charles Dance narrating and the wonderful Rolls Royce engine blowing your ear-drums.