“…the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
Winston Churchill, House of Commons, August 20th, 1940

As the Nazi war machine turned its attention to Britain, Hitler realized the need for air superiority before attempting an invasion. The Luftwaffe was ordered to obliterate Britain’s air defenses, commencing the first ever major military campaign to be fought by air.

Day after day the Luftwaffe pummeled the British Isles and yet the valiant RAF defenders, outnumbered in every combat, refused to yield. After months of relentless bombardment the British air defense held. The Battle of Britain was won and the German invasion halted.

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