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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Battle of Britain Day

In England, September 15, 1940, is remembered as the day of the biggest daylight bombing raid of Britain by the German Luftwaffe. The German air attacks had begun in June 1940, and beginning September 7, bombs rained on London for 57 consecutive nights. The Royal Air Force (RAF) had a secret advantage—radar—and the early warning gave RAF pilots a half-hour's notice of German planes taking off from France. The Luftwaffe was finally defeated in April 1941. Today, the RAF and civilian aviation organizations commemorate Battle of Britain Day with air displays of various kinds. More...
Dialectrum
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 12:44:26 AM

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Radar (RAdio Detection and Ranging) is really cool; nowadays, Lidar (Light detection and ranging) is even cooler.
MechPebbles
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 2:15:54 AM

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Bravo, RAF!
TB Turtle
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 5:11:36 AM

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We love our 'crazy cousins' across the pond. Godspeed (always) to you UK.
Apexcreativity
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 6:11:40 AM

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Winston in my opinion ushered Britain into the modern day power claim. i salute is leadership.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 8:10:29 AM

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Quote:
Winston Churchill, in a speech in August 1940, was referring to the RAF pilots when he said, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

We all know the quote, so few can place the context.
The speech took place before the Battle of Britain in September 1940 & before the final defeat of the Luftwaffe.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 2:10:28 PM

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Historically this was an astounding period in the history of humankind.
nkelsey
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 7:35:35 PM
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"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
excaelis
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 10:08:19 PM

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TB Turtle wrote:
We love our 'crazy cousins' across the pond. Godspeed (always) to you UK.



Yeah, thanks for the love. Notice you guys didn't give a crap 'til December.
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