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Images of the Battle of Britain… (part 1)

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe embarked on their largest bombing attack yet, forcing the engagement of the entirety of the RAF in defence of London and the South East, which resulted in a decisive British victory that proved to mark a turning point in Britain’s favour.

[photo credit: US National Archives; Crown Copyright; National Archives of Canada; Bundesarchiv]

35 additional images. Click to enlarge.

4 responses to Images of the Battle of Britain… (part 1)

  1. Wow….from whence did you glean these fantastic images?

    • Craig, I have collected these a few years ago during my work on the intended book. Some of them are rather well-known, others not, but IIRC all come from the official sources/public archives in the US, UK, Canada and Germany.

  2. I didn’t think anyone was going to post anything about BoB Day so I posted the BBC link earlier, so thanks for stepping up with the photos.

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