On This Day…

… in 1940, the Battle of Britain began. This was the first major battle to be fought solely in the air. Lasting from July to October, defeat would have meant the invasion of Britain and a very different conclusion to the Second World War. Instead, the allies’ victory marked a significant turning point in the war.

Today marks the 75th anniversary. Just six pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain survive; they joined Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace today to mark the occasion.


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