The Battle of Britain (1969) Directed by Guy Hamilton
Ralph Richardson as Sir David Kelly and Curt Jürgens as Baron von Richter

Von Richter: What’s left of your army abandoned its weapons at Dunkirk. You’re defenseless and just playing for time. We know of the moves you’re making in Washington. We know the Americans won’t be drawn in. Their embassy in London gives you two weeks.
Kelly: So, what’s stopping you?
Von Richter: Look, David. The Führer is being very reasonable. He offers guarantees.
Kelly: Experience shows the Führer’s guarantees guarantee nothing.
Von Richter: What about Churchill? After out last appeal, what do we hear? “We will fight them on the beaches.” With what?
Kelly: Winston gets carried away sometimes.
Von Richter: With liquid courage, so they tell me.
Kelly: Clearly you don’t know him.
Von Richter: David, we are not asking for anything. Europe is ours. We can walk into Britain whenever we like.
Kelly: If you think we’re going to gamble on Herr Hitler’s guarantees, you’re making a grave mistake. All those years in England seem to have left you none the wiser. We’re not easily frightened. Also, we know how hard it is for an army to cross the Channel. The last little Corporal to try it came a cropper. So, don’t threaten or dictate to us until you’re marching up Whitehall… and even then we won’t listen.

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