World News - 80 years since the Battle of Britain
World News - 80 years since the Battle of Britain

World News - 80 years since the Battle of Britain

Posted in Year 1/2 on Saturday, 19th September 2020

The Battle of Britain was a series of battles in World War Two, which were fought entirely in the air.

In the summer of 1940, Germany was winning the war.

Germany knew that to win the war they'd need to invade Britain and the best way of doing that was from the sky.

The German air force (called the Luftwaffe) wanted to destroy Britain's aeroplanes. So, the Germans began bombing British airfields and factories in the early summer of 1940.

However, on 15 September 1940, the RAF managed to successfully fight off two massive German attacks. September 15 became known as Battle of Britain Day.

'The Few'

During the battle, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a famous speech which included the line, "never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." After this, the RAF pilots who fought in the battle became known as "the few".


We live in England. England is one of the 4 countries which makes up the United Kingdom. They are:

England

Scotland

Wales 

Northern Ireland

We found the United Kingdom on our World map.


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