Spitfire formating with Heinkel He 111

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German propaganda photo from the Battle of Britain, showing a close shave between He 111 bomber and a Spitfire

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Another German propaganda photo from the time of the Battle of Britain, allegedly showing a close encounter between the Heinkel He 111 bomber and a Spitfire over England. In fact, it is one of a series of staged air-to-air photos for which the Germans used at least one captured Spitfire Mk. I (see also another photo of the same series). The spurious proportions of RAF roundels and lack of unit markings are not coincidental: the Germans had probably removed the British markings on airworthy captured aircraft and had to re-apply them prior to the photo session. [Der Adler]

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