Wednesday, August 18, 2010
70 Years Ago Today 18/8/40
Britain: The Battle of Britain is raging. Hitlers Armies have conquered all of Western Europe. Only Britain remains undefeated. The Luftwaffe have launched an all out attack on the Royal Air Force in order to clear the way for a German invasion of Britain. It is arguably the most crucial battle of World War Two. On this day 70 years ago the RAF shot down 69 German planes over southern England. RAF losses were 33 shot down with another 29 destroyed on the ground in bombing raids.