Battle of Britain


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Battle of Britain

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(Historical Terms) the Battle of Britain from August to October 1940, the prolonged bombing of S England by the German Luftwaffe and the successful resistance by the RAF Fighter Command, which put an end to the German plan of invading Britain
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Noun1.Battle of Britain - the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied itBattle of Britain - the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Those were the words of Winston Churchill after seeing the skill, the courage and the sacrifice of the men of the RAF Fighter Command as they repelled the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.
HUNDREDS of Teessiders fell silent to remember the heroes who fought in the Battle of Britain.
The Battle of Britain Day Service of Reconciliation will begin with a parade of standards at 1.
Tom Neil, 95, a former wing commander and Battle of Britain Hurricane and Spitfire pilot, will lead the formation from the rear of a two-seater Spitfire - the symbol of Britain's fight against Hitler's Nazi forces.
Our parent unit 121 Squadron RAF was also operational, flying spitfires at the time of the Battle of Britain.
Workers created a lookalike name plate for the engine: "Goering - Battle of Britain [Runner-Up] Class.
The stage is set for the 70th anniversary commemorations that will pay tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those who took part in the Battle of Britain.
It is an appropriate tribute to a man whose courage and resourcefulness were central to victory during the Battle of Britain and whose accomplishments are in the finest traditions of the Royal Air Force.
HRH Prince Charles, assisted by the Duchess of Cornwall, recently unveiled our national Battle of Britain monument in central London.
Thousands watched as 22 planes, famous for spearheading the fight against the Luftwaffe in 1940, flew over the Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show at Duxford, near Cambridge.
The Battle of Britain flypast with two Hurricanes and Spitfires was cancelled owing to poor weather conditions, but the Memorial Day service of commemoration went ahead.
The Battle of Britain was the Second World War air conflict fought in full view of the British public below between the Luftwaffe and the RAF during the summer and autumn of 1940.