“ Where Napoleon failed I shall succeed. I shall land on the shores of Britain” Adolf Hitler.
From the occupied airfields of the Netherlands, France and Belgium the hitherto invincible Luftwaffe set forth to smash the RAF who they heavily outnumbered in planes, weaponry and pilots. In defeat the Luftwaffe lost 961 bombers, 879 fighters and 77 ancillary planes and subsequently their Commander in Chief Herman Wilhelm Goering.
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winton Churchill