Destruction after London bombings of 1940
The German aerial offensive over England hit dwellings and streets in London and other cities. This dramatic image from the Battle of Britain shows an autobus of the urban service that has fallen into a bomb crater.

German fighter pilot of Me Bf 109
A German pilot is about to take off towards England onboard a fighter Messerschmitt Me Bf 109. During the Battle of Britain the insufficient operational range of the German fighter aviation was a key factor that prevented the Luftwaffe from achieving the necessary superiority on the English sky. Because of this the Operation Sea Lion, which should have made possible the German landing and further invasion of England, had to be cancelled.

British fighter Hawker Hurricane
The fighter Hawker Hurricane was the most numerous aircraft on the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, on the summer and autumn of 1940.

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