FILM - SECRET SPITFIRES
DATE - FRIDAY AUGUST 23 2019 - 7.00pm
VENUE - THE CHAPEL CLUB, MILFORD STREET, SALISBURY
TICKETS - £10 TO INCLUDE A GLASS OF WINE ON ARRIVAL
Tickets from The History Bookshop, Fisherton Street from June 7th 2019
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, 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, 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.