45 Amazing World War II Photos

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Posted in Amazing | History by on July 26th, 2011

In the summer and autumn of 1940, Germany’s Luftwaffe conducted thousands of bombing runs, attacking military and civilian targets across the United Kingdom. Hitler’s forces, in an attempt to achieve air superiority, were preparing for an invasion of Britain code-named “Operation Sea Lion.” Prime Minister Winston Churchill, speaking of the British pilots in an August speech, said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” The British defenses held, and Operation Sea Lion was quietly canceled in October, though bombing raids continued long after. These 45 Amazing World War II Photos come from The Battle of Britain.

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