Low level air attack in Iraq
In any case, a really low cross-country flight is a wonderful experience. It is the only time one can get the feeling of an aeroplane's terrific speed. The ground streaks past under the wings unbelievably fast. Different coloured patches of sand flow by; it's like running your hand across a patchwork quilt. You lift your machine gently upwards to clear hummocks, and then ease her down again the other side to stay low, low, low. As one approaches the target, the adrenalin starts to pump…
German citizens sifting through piles of rubble which fill the streets looking for wood & other useful items while clearing debris along Oberwall Strasse, where some of the most bitter fighting for control of Berlin took place.
In World War II, the Australian Army was the first to defeat the Germans (Tobruk, 1941) and Japanese (Kokoda, 1942) in battle.
r/australia took a break from politics to talk history. Gold was unearthed!
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Stories of the Battle of Britain 1940 – The Day That Turned the Tide — Battle of Britain | 1940 | history
On September 15, 1940, an armada of Luftwaffe bombers flew over Britain; this photo shows the aerial battles over central London
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Shot down today... a most novel experience: What Battle of Britain hero wrote in extraordinary diary
RAF pilot George Barclay kept a diary detailing his day-to-day life during the Battle of Britain. He was shot down three times and escaped France by turning his uniform inside out.
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A German twin propelled Messerschmitt BF 110 bomber, nicknamed "Fliegender Haifisch" (Flying Shark), over the English Channel, in August of 1940. (AP Photo)
'A book of heroes': Volume of 107 Battle of Britain pilot signatures goes on sale
The lot - described by Winston Churchill as 'a book of heroes' - contains 107 autographs collected in 1941 by Norman Phillips, a Mess Steward at RAF Marklesham Heath.