Events for Tuesday 10th July 2012
On This Day in History
Start of Battle of Britain10th July 1940
The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces, and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. Beginning with Channel Battles on 10 July, the Luftwaffe moved on to attacking RAF defences, airfields and ports.
Further ReadingThe Battle of Britain
(Paperback - 256 pages)
by John Frayn Turner
The Battle of Britain was one of the crucial conflicts in the history of civilisation. It started officially on 10 July 1940 and ended on 31 October 1940. Hitler’s plans for the invasion of England were thwarted by two types of fighter aircraft, the Spitfire and Hurricane, and a relative… Read more...Only £14.99 at Pen & Sword Books.