The Hardest Day

The Hardest Day

The Hardest Day

Code : 45010
Detailed appendices of carefully researched statistical RAF data and luftwaffe orders of battle, combat losses and the intelligence appreciations of the day, combined to offer a new level of insight into this seminal event in 20th century British history.
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The summer of 1940 has gone down in history as the time when Britain stood alone, continental Europe having fallen under the overwhelmiing military might of hitler's invading armies.
In August 1940, enemy air activity over southern England was staring to increase in intensity as a prelude to invasion. The unfolding Battle of Britain was fast assumming make or break status for the British nation in general and for the RAF in particular.
On Sunday 18 August the Luftwaffe launched three major air assaults against targets in southern England. In the course of these and numerous smaller actions, 100 German and 136 British aircraft were destroyed or damaged in the air or on the ground. On no other day during the Battle of Britain would either side suffer a greater number of aircraft put out of action.
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