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2010-10-01

27 September 1940 Seasalter is a small village located on the north coast of Kent, facing the Isle of Sheppey and the estuary of ...

2010-09-29

This evocative Battle of Britain combat scene has been created by Czech aviation artist Vladimir Urbanek. Entitled “First and Fastest Victory”, the painting captures ...

2010-09-29

Another Battle of Britain moment is captured in this drawing by Pavel Rampír. This time the subject is a brief but definitive encounter between ...

2010-09-28

Our visitor Phil from New Zealand sent us the photo this aircraft relic. The item is a small access hatch of a Messerschmitt Bf 109. ...

2010-09-24

17 September 1940 On 17 September, following the decisive air battle over London and the South of England two days previously, Hitler summoned a ...

2010-09-16

15 September 1940. The weather was fine over south-eastern England on 15 September – commemorated annually ever since as the Battle of Britain Day.

2010-09-15

Describing the events of 15 September 1940, this letter by Sergeant Pilot G. D. Bushell of No. 213 Squadron, RAF provides a first-hand account of the grand air battle of that day.

2010-09-14

7 September 1940. The London Blitz began in the afternoon of 7 September with the first mass daylight air raid on the docks area.

2010-09-14

6 September 1940 By the beginning of September, London had entered its second year in the war. Three million men were called to arms, ...

2010-09-08

5 September 1940 Leutnant Franz von Werra was one of several Luftwaffe personalities who rose from obscurity to fame in a space of merely ...