The Battle of Britain was a decisive battle during the Second World War, which unfolded in the sky over Britain between July 10 and October 31, 1940. If the battle had been lost, Britain would almost certainly have been invaded by Nazi Germany and the history of France and the whole of Europe would have been changed!
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.Winston Churchill
The Battle of Britain was not exclusively fought by the British. Nine American citizens and around a hundred Canadian pilots, as well as other nationalities, also fought in the Battle of Britain. The best known of the US pilots who fought was Pilot Officer William 'Billy' Fiske, a Cambridge graduate and a member of the US Winter Olympic bobsleigh teams of 1928 and 1932. Fiske joined 601 Squadron based at Tangmere in July 1940.
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