Battle of Britain – this Day in History

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Today in 1940 was Adler Tag – the Day of the Eagle – when Goering’s Luftwaffe launched the mass attack that was supposed to break the RAF and open the way for the Nazi invasion of Great Britain.

 

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It’s probably the case the things were never as close as they appeared. The German pilots, flying near the end of their fuel range, could only stay and fight for a few minutes. The RAF, near their bases, had much longer in the air.

But still, the heroism and the results were truly historic.

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