July 10, 1940, marked the start of one of the most significant moments in British history.
That summer, Germany’s Adolf Hitler, having captured France, looked to invade the last bastion of democratic Europe – Britain. The plan was known as Operation Sea Lion.
Hitler ordered the German Luftwaffe to bomb the country into surrender.
The defence of Europe rested with the Royal Air Force and their success in the ensuing battle – the Battle of Britain – left Sir Winston Churchill to declare: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
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