Battle of Britain

Key aircraft from the Battle of Britain

As we mark the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary, watch exclusive footage of four aircraft that all served in the conflict.

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Battle of Britain at 80: Luck of the Irish

Shot down four times, walking away from a failed parachute and now telling the tale...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Flying Hurricane R4118

When James Brown bought Hurricane I R4118...

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Battle of Britain at 80: The Many Behind the Few

Britain’s aircraft factories, another ‘front line’ of the battle, braved the threat
of enemy attack...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Duxford Station Commander

"It was Woody that got us home again." That was one fighter pilot’s verdict...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Why no Whirlwind?

"I cannot carry any passengers.".That was the damning assessment of ACM Sir Hugh Dowding...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Combat Camera

Rare front-line views of the Battle of Britain...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Ninety Seconds of Carnage

The only mission the Boulton Paul Defiants of No 141 Squadron flew...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Destroying the Destroyers

The only Messerschmitt Bf 110 unit flying with Luftflotte 5 in Norway...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Forgotten Force

The Battle of against the Luftwaff e, whatever it might say on...