"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 15 September 2011

On This Day

On 15th September 1940 the Luftwaffe launched two huge bombing raids on London. Believing that the RAF was close to breaking point, the attacks were a repeat of their devastating attack on 7th September when they switched from targeting RAF bases and radar stations to focus on bombing London.

Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain


2 comments:

  1. And my computer is playing 'Battle of Britain March' in commemoration. Won't bother with 'Aces High' tonight.

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  2. That's nice to hear, Frances. It's hardly had any coverage over here. It was overshadowed by Global Peace Day or something similar. The Battle of Britain - really the turning point in the whole war. If England/Britain had fallen there would have been no hope left.

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