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Their finest hour - in their finest planes - Leo McKinstry

Features | By Leo McKinstry

The Hurricane, an excellent gun platform. The Spitfire – grace with aggression

Eighty years ago, the Battle of Britain changed the course of history, thanks to the Hurricane and the Spitfire

After the Second World War, the former German army commander Gerd von Rundstedt was asked in a television interview if Stalingrad had been the turning point in the conflict. ‘On no, it was the Battle of Britain. That was the first time we realised that we could be beaten and we were beaten and we didn’t like it,’ he replied. ...

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