19 Min.

Holmes and the Battle of Britain Plane Tales

    • Luftfahrt

On the 18th of June 1940, Churchill stood in Parliament and gave a speech in which he stated that what General Weyland had called the Battle of France was over and that the Battle of Britain was about to begin. In the middle of this remarkable conflict was one Raymond Towers Holmes...



Sir Winston Churchill



 



Hermann Göring



 



Preparations being made for the invasion of Britain



 



Joseph Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Great Britain



 



Adolf Hitler



 



The Me 110



 



The Supermarine Spitfire



 



The Hawker Hurricane



 



The Me 109



 



Battle of Britain pilots



 



The coverage of Chain Home



 



Chain Home operators



 



Arty Holmes in his fighter



 



Dog fights over London during the Battle of Britain



 



Dornier Do 17s



 



The secret weapon flamethrower



 



The Do17 without its tail plunges down towards Victoria Station



 



Wreckage of the Do17 that Arty brought down



 



 



Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to BiblioArchives, Bundesarchiv, the RAF, Wide World Photos, ROC, Adrian Pingstone, Imperial War Museum and the British Official Histories.

On the 18th of June 1940, Churchill stood in Parliament and gave a speech in which he stated that what General Weyland had called the Battle of France was over and that the Battle of Britain was about to begin. In the middle of this remarkable conflict was one Raymond Towers Holmes...



Sir Winston Churchill



 



Hermann Göring



 



Preparations being made for the invasion of Britain



 



Joseph Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Great Britain



 



Adolf Hitler



 



The Me 110



 



The Supermarine Spitfire



 



The Hawker Hurricane



 



The Me 109



 



Battle of Britain pilots



 



The coverage of Chain Home



 



Chain Home operators



 



Arty Holmes in his fighter



 



Dog fights over London during the Battle of Britain



 



Dornier Do 17s



 



The secret weapon flamethrower



 



The Do17 without its tail plunges down towards Victoria Station



 



Wreckage of the Do17 that Arty brought down



 



 



Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to BiblioArchives, Bundesarchiv, the RAF, Wide World Photos, ROC, Adrian Pingstone, Imperial War Museum and the British Official Histories.

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