I wish I could recall where I found this — I love these sorts of graphics:

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Thank you Nathan Gilliatt for the source ~!

Category: War/Defense, Weekend

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3 Responses to “Battle over Britain’s Skies 1940”

  1. Don’t know where you found it, but the graphic came from the Sunday Telegraph:

    http://igraphicsexplained.blogspot.com/2010/06/battle-of-britain-2.html

    Thanks for sharing it. This is a great inspiration for my son’s school project.

  2. dsawy says:

    Strange. Not a word about the use of radar, without which Britain would have almost certainly lost the battle.

  3. Mike in Nola says:

    dsawy: remember it was a secret :) The Brits also had means of detecting the radio beams that the Germans used to guide formations of planes, although this report may have been a cover for Ultra, which often told them when raids where coming. The trick was not to make it too obvious that they knew. But, it was still a close run thing.

    If anyone visits London, I recommend the Churchill Museum located in his bunker. But then, I am a Churchill fanboy.