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Battle of Britain movie question

June 12 2014 at 3:10 PM
Mike West  (Login ResinPrince)
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In the early scenes when the German Inspector General is making his rounds. he stops in to have a meal with a group of pilots. One named Falke is wearing a white jacket. What was the significance of this ? Just a dress uniform?

Watched it last night again. Still a great movie. It must have been fun to be one of the pilots filming it and getting to fly such cool aircraft.
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John Vasco
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Re: Battle of Britain movie question

June 12 2014, 3:24 PM 

Yes, summer dress uniform.

Not a single Messerschmitt Bf 110 in the film... Still, it WAS made in the 1960s.

 
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Brad
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Roger that, summer uniform

June 12 2014, 3:30 PM 

The Army as well as the Luftwaffe had a lightweight summer tunic, made of linen, if I remember correctly. It was an older tradition, going back to the Imperial and Prussian armies. The Prussian winter uniform included dark blue, almost black trousers for the winter, and light, white linen trousers in summer.
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Mike West
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True but they did agood job

June 12 2014, 5:40 PM 

with the Stukas. No Dorniers or Junkers 88s either

 
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Bryant
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No, you mean Dave Platt did a good job with the Stukas

June 12 2014, 10:43 PM 


 
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Giampiero Silvestri
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The white jacket was worn by the Geschwaderkommodore

June 12 2014, 5:07 PM 

Saluti

Giampiero

 
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halsr
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The white uniform tunic

June 12 2014, 7:34 PM 

was acceptable summer wear for all ranks. There was also a white cover to the visored hat (Schirrmutz) that was very often worn, even with the blue/gray uniform. You'll frequently see the white hat in use with the tropical tan uniform. There was not a tan cover for the visored hat.
Hal

 
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JMehner
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All true, but it is Schirmm├╝tze. HTH n/m

June 13 2014, 4:01 AM 


























 
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halsr
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Please pardon my spelling

June 13 2014, 11:12 AM 

Also, I don't have umpauts on my keyboard. halsr

 
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Jerry
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If my memory serves me right. The charecter Falcke was based on

June 12 2014, 6:12 PM 

Adolph Galland. Galland himself was one of the advisors of the film. Late in the film he is even shown speaking Galland's famous quote. "Give me a Squadron of Spitfires" It was his suggetion that they go to Spain to find the HE 111's and 109's. The Stuka's were supposedly 3/4 scale radio control aircraft. Very effectively done.
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Jaime Longo
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"The Making of The Battle of Britain Film" 1969

June 12 2014, 6:30 PM 

I have a 50 min documentary made during the filming narrated by Michael Caine thats rather good, I looked and its been upped on youtube,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUxKL9FGkEo

Enjoy,

 
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Shuey, William
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1969.....

June 12 2014, 8:19 PM 

My God!! Was it that long ago??

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Bob O'Connor
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Re: 1969.....

June 13 2014, 2:50 PM 

I was in high school at RAF Lakenheath, and remember the sky being filled with action overhead as they filmed it. They were too high to see details, but I was thrilled to see the movie when it was released, knowing I had watched the remaking of such history!!! Never saw the actual participant planes up close, but I saw the B-25 camera plane used. Awesome.
Bob O'Connor

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Shuey, William
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Similar experience.....

June 13 2014, 4:12 PM 

A friend of mine whose Father was in the U.S. Navy tells of living near Pearl Harbor back in the 60's. One afternoon she is in the back yard hanging up laundry when she hears the sound of a lot of engines. She turns around and here comes a flock of prop driven aircraft, all with big red "meatballs" on them.
Her first reaction was "Oh Hell! Not again"!
Of course, it was aircraft from the movie company making "Tora, Tora, Tora"! But not all the civilians had been warned.

 
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Dave Fleming
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The Stukas were models, but they originally looked at converted Percival Proctors

June 13 2014, 6:28 AM 

Although it was never used in the film, one was made!

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Terry(who should be working on models)
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They called it Proctuka

June 13 2014, 12:48 PM 

They found it easier to use the models.
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Charles Whall
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The 'Proctuka' as it was fondly known...

June 13 2014, 8:23 AM 

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Eric F.
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One of my all time favorite movies!

June 12 2014, 8:42 PM 

A month ago I finally finished a boyhood dream of a series of models of the aircraft used to film BoB

 
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Terry(who should be working on models)
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And then there was the camera plane

June 13 2014, 12:52 PM 

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Roger Cockburn
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Also white trousers

June 13 2014, 1:23 PM 

There is a pic of Karl Valesi in John Vasco's Erprobungsgruppe 210 book wearing the full summer uniform.

 
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