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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Over the next few days, the German High Command gradually stopped large daylight raids on Britain, and the Battle of Britain, while not completely over, was virtually won. Britain had survived — but only just. Another week, and the tide might have turned the other way. But that was not what happened.
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Fighting would continue for another four years, but in one of the most heroic and desperate battles ever fought in the air, history was made and courage exemplified. At the end of the Battle, almost airmen from thirteen countries had given their lives in defense of Britain — and freedom.
Following is a list, by country, of those who fought and died during the official period of the Battle of Britain: July 10 — October 31, Video Series Audio Video. Over the years, however, many pilots on both sides have been reconciled with Douglas Bader, the legless hero of the Battle of Britain famously becoming friends with his great adversary Adolf Galland, the Luftwaffe ace. This year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle they have been in great demand and did a fly-past over Westminster Abbey recently to mark the annual service of thanksgiving for those who fought in the conflict.
Unlike us many German pilots had already seen a lot of action over Poland and France. In contrast I was a complete rookie and went into action in June after just five hours training. William was wounded but lived to fight another day. We need to celebrate the lives of both.
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He was the first person in aviation history to be credited with aerial kills or victories and at the end of the Battle of Britain his tally was 68 including Walker. By mid July he had reached and was then retired by the Nazi regime for propaganda purposes.
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This infuriated Hitler who personally offered a one hundred thousand reichsmark reward to find out who wrote the letter. My admiration for him was boundless.