Story: The Secret Spitfires
In 1940, the Germans succeed in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton, believing they have ended the threat from their nemesis. But unknown to them, the British decide to build Spitfires in secret. Rural Towns and cities in South of England become a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, bedrooms, a bus depots and even a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women, elderly men and a handful of engineers, thousands of Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war. Witnesses account this never before told story of amazing achievement, recounting times of terrible sadness as well as joyous times that include GI’s, a Glen Miller concert and a Joe Louis boxing match. Set against a backdrop of picturesque English countryside, modern day Spitfire factories, the RAF pilots who fly them today and of course, the iconic Spitfires themselves. This incredible story concludes with Vera Lynne reciting a moving poem written by a Spitfire pilot.
The feature length Director’s Cut DVD also features 15mins of extra footage of Norman Parker explaining construction and assembly of Spitfires. Famous actor Ray Winstone’s review of our film which he kindly wanted to support with web promos and trailers. Norman Parker flies in a Spitfire for the very first time, he built hundreds during the war but never had a chance to fly in one.
It also includes a booklet listing all the locations of the secret factories, workshops, units, where Spitfire parts, fuselages, wings, tails were made, stored, final assembled, tested and finally flown out to RAF stations. This booklet is only available with the DVD.