Never was so much owed by so many to so few — The Story of Britain’s Defiance

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2013

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June 22nd, 1940
Hitler’s conquest of France succeeds. An armistice is signed allowing Germany to occupy the northern and western regions of the country. Hitler begins to plan Operation Sea Lion – the invasion of England.
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Bletchley Park eventually decodes Luftwaffe transmissions, providing advanced warning of Hitler’s intentions.
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July 10th, 1940
The Battle of Britain commences and the Luftwaffe attempts to gain air superiority over the RAF.
August 18th, 1940
On what became known as the Hardest Day, aerial fighting becomes a battle of attrition.
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August 25th, 1940
Britain retaliates against Germany with a bombing raid on the city of Berlin.
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September 15th, 1940
In a final attempt to destroy the RAF, the Luftwaffe carries out a concentrated attack on London. On this, Battle of Britain Day, the RAF succeeds in pushing back the aggressors.
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December 18th, 1940
Hitler drafts Führer Directive 21. Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, becomes his new focus and the threat to England dissipates.
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