World War II

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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 […]

A Hurricane Pilot's Dramatic Story

An updated version of his 1987 Battle of Britain memoir of the same title, Tom Neil recounts his time as a 19-year-old fighter pilot during some of the most ferocious fighting of World War II. Now 89, he is keen that the story of their efforts and achievements remain fresh in the collective memory.

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