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The Battle Of Britain in colour photographs

circa 1940:  A heap of rubble and the shell of a house in the Temple area of London, after a World War II German bombing raid.  (Photo by Frank J. Galloon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

circa 1940: A heap of rubble and the shell of a house in the Temple area of London, after a World War II German bombing raid. (Photo by Frank J. Galloon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

 

In the summer of 1940, Germany attacked Britain from the air. The aim was to smash the RAF in readiness for invasion. Had the Germans have won, well, many of us would not be alive today.

The Battle Of Britain In Rare Color Photos

Posted: 10th, July 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


William Walker never fogotten: the last Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot dies

RIP Flt Lt William Walker. He was the last of The Few, the pilots who fought the Battle of Britain in 1940. (Photos.) He was 99. William Walker joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve on 2 September 1938.  On 26 August 1940, Walker and his comrades met the invading Germans over Kent. Walker’s Spitfire was hit. He baled over the English Channel. A bullet was lodged in his ankle. He was saved by hanging on to a shipwreck on Goodwin Sands. A fishing boat rescued him.

Europe has changed since then. Thank God. If it wasn’t for people like Mr Walker, the Germans would have invaded Britain by land and sea. Had they done so… On a personal note, back then my family lived in the East End of London and inner city Leeds. One half had escaped Russia; the other hailed hailed from North Africa, Spain and Portugal. They had fought and beaten the fascists at Cable Street. But the Germans would have slaughtered them. Mr Walker was one man willing and brave enough to make a stand. That’s no small thing…

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File photo dated 07/03/2008 of former Battle of Britain pilot William Walker looking at a Spitfire.

 

Posted: 23rd, October 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


In Photos: The 70th Anniversary Of The Battle of Britain

TODAY is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The knobs, great and good were at Westminster Abbey to watch a flyby during the National Commemorative Service.

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A city girl worker still smiling after being rescued from a London building just wrecked by a bomb dropped by a daylight German Luftwaffe raid.

Posted: 19th, September 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


Osama bin Laden And Hermann Göring Barred By Ryanair

ULRIKA Örtegren-Kärjenmäki is waiting to board a plane, a Ryanair flight from Stanstead Airport.

She was still waiting right to the point she spent £380 on a new supersize ticket.

She may encounter similar problems until she can find and marry a Mr Right, a Mr Ng or a Mr Anorak. It is also reported that the “dots” on the letters invalidated it in security checks.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comments (4)