During the summer of 1940, the world held it's breath and watched as the British RAF and German Luftwaffe were locked in a battle to the death. The stakes of this air contest were high - all that stood between Britain and Nazi occupation were just 20 miles of the English Channel, the fighter squadrons of the RAF, and the will of the British public, determined to remain free. While the common view of the this 114-day conflict has been of an unprepared British nation winning against overwhelming odds, new evidence now shows that the German defeat is tied to crucial mistakes made by the Luftwaffe leadership. In this revealing program, learn how the misreading of aerial reconnaissance photographs of Britain's defense systems could have altered the outcome of WWII and changed history forever. Featuring cutting-edge technology, unique archive footage, dramatic re-enactments, and firsthand interviews with men who were there, the Battle of Britian tells the extraordinary story of this crucial moment in our past.