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Battle of Britain


The ‘Battle of Britain’ is the name given to the air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.

The objective of the German campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially Fighter Command. The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: “The Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin…”

Title: Battle of Britain
Date of Issue: 20 April 2010
Country: Isle of Man
Denominations: 70p x 6

Source: www.iompost.com

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