NON-STOP OFFENSIVE

BRITAIN’S IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO OPERATION ‘BARBAROSSA’ WAS TO INCREASE FIGHTER COMMAND’S OFFENSIVE OVER FRANCE. ANDREW THOMAS OUTLINES A COSTLY CAMPAIGN

On June 22 Sgt Tommy Rigler of 609 Squadron was credited with three victories on a cross-Channel Circus. 603 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION
F/Sgt Don Kingaby, a very successful pilot with 92 Squadron. VIA C F SHORES

Winston Churchill broadcast 1941. It had not been lost on the great statesman and historian that 129 years before, to the very day, Napoleon had launched his ill-fated invasion of Russia.

Now history was repeating itself, Hitler had unleashed Operation ‘Barbarossa’, a massive offensive across a vast front against his former ally, the Soviet Union.

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