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Cybermat47

75 Years Ago Today

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Despite all their efforts, the enemy had won. Despite their bravery, their armies had been crushed, their Air Force lay in shreds, and their Navy was burning. They had no choice but to surrender, reliving the humiliation that they had handed out 22 years before.

But this was simply the beginning.

To the north, across a narrow strip of water, a nation was still taking in what they had been told four days before:

"What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin."

In the coming months, the British and their allies would defend Britain against the might of Germany's Luftwaffe and Italy's Regia Aereonautica. It was a battle that neither side could afford to lose.

(Feel free to post any events related to the Battle of Britain in this thread, any at all.)

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The film was great, loads of great actors.

Yup, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer kicked ass :)

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Also the Hawker Hurricane was the main fighter the spitfire was the most iconic for many reasons. 

 

The German army was mostly on horseback, not the blitzkrieging tank army many think of it.

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The Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3 of Major Adolf Galland, Gruppenkommandeur (Group Commander) of III./Jagdgeschwader 26 (3rd group, 26th fighter wing), June 1940. Major Galland would be one of the top three fighter aces of the Battle of Britain. He survived the war, despite multiple crashes and constant disagreement with Nazi doctrine, with 104 victories. He befriended several RAF pilots both during and after the war, including Douglas Bader and Robert Stanford-Tuck.

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16th July 1940

Today, Hitler issues Führer Directive No. 16 - the order to prepare an invasion of Great Britain. Exhausted after the brutal naval battles in Norway, the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) will require complete control of the English channel to facilitate an invasion. As the Kriegsmarine cannot hope to defeat the Royal Navy, air superiority is the only option. The Luftwaffe must wipe out the Royal Air Force in Southern England.

For the last few weeks, the Luftwaffe has been probing the RAF's defenses with attacks on shipping in the English Channel. However, today's fighting has been light - the RAF has not lost a single aircraft while RAF fighters downed a Junkers Ju-88 from Kampfgeschwader (bomber wing) 54, and a Dornier Do-17 intruder from 5.(Nacht)./Jagdgeschwader 1 (5th Squadron (Nightfighters) of Fighter Wing 1) fell to RAF bombers.

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