The Battle of Britain lasted from July 10 to October 31, 1941. It was the first major air force campaign and the largest aerial bombing campaign to that date. Nazi Germany aimed at gaining air superiority over the Royal Air Force and targeted the coastal shipping convoys and shipping centers. The German Luftwaffe also started targeting aircraft factories and ground infrastructure and used terror bombing strategy to the areas of political significance.
Observation of Battle of Britain Day primary commemorates the flying aces and their contribution to the outcome of the battle. Winston Churchill said about the pilots the words, that are still remembered by the nation: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”.
Battle of Britain Day is annually observed on September 15, since it's the day, when the Luftwaffe embarked on their longest bombing attack against Britain. This event forced the entire Royal Air Force to be engaged in the battle in defense of London and the South East. This resulted in a decisive victory of Britain and marked a turning point in the course of the war.Remind me with Google Calendar
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