World War II

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Battle of Britain Day Map: the Noon Attack

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the formation of the incoming Luftwaffe squadrons for the first attack on the 15 September, and the locations of British defensive forces. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, alongside a blow-by-blow account of the noon and afternoon battles. A summary of the noon battle accompanies this reproduction.

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Battle of Britain Map: an Overview

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map provides an overview of the locations of the major British and German squadrons, bombed towns, radar stations and the range of radar in the Battle of Britain. It appears in Issue 1 alongside an in-depth analysis of the Battle of Britain – a short summary of the British planes used and the introduction of the Chain Home radar system accompanies this reproduction.

The Spitfire: My Flight of Fancy

As a child I wanted to fly Spitfires. Not Hurricanes. Not Blenheims, Fireflys, Swordfish, Typhoons, Tempests, Wellingtons or Lancasters. And definitely not Defiants. Only a Spitfire would do. Even though I was born in the late 70s, all of my class knew what a Spitfire was.

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The Battle of Britain Monument

On 18 September 2005, the 65th anniversary year of the Battle of Britain, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a sculpture on Victoria Embankment dedicated to the thousands of men and women who fought from 10 July – 31 October 1940.

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The Battle of Britain: a Naval Victory?

Should the RAF be credited with victory against the Germans at the Battle of Britain or was the Royal Navy in fact the stronger force behind the success? Military Times looks into the role of the Navy.

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Battle of Britain Aces: the few of ‘the Few’

2,927 men flew combat missions during the Battle of Britain. Churchill would name them ‘the Few’. Of these men 188 would earn the title of Ace for gaining five or more confirmed kills during the battle. Two pilots achieved the remarkable feat of gaining ace status in a single day. The top five Aces from […]

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