"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". In the skies over Southern England in the summer of 1940 the Gladiators of RAF Fighter Command duelled with the German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Winston Churchill called it 'Britain's finest hour'... Heavily outnumbered, Hawker Hurricanes and Supermarine Spitfires confronted Junkers Ju87 Stucka divebombers, Messerschmitt Me109 single-engine fighters and twin-engine Me110 fighters over the English coast in one of the most crucial battles of World War II. To lose the battle would have meant Nazi invasion of the British Isles, and the end of the war. Led by Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, 'The Few' successfully defended Britain against the Luftwaffe, who were superior in both numbers and pilot experience. This is the story of RAF Fighter Command. From its birth during World War I... expansion into World War II... it's crucial role at Dunkirk... and the fight against Hitler's V-weapons. Former pilots remember some extraordinary stories from their battles with Goering's men, while archive footage brings the excitement and the terror of the dogfights back to life.