Between July 10 and October 31, 1940, the skies over Britain were filled with the sights and sounds of the first fully aerial battle in human history. The British were on the defensive, and the Luftwaffe were determined to smash through the RAF Fighter Command to establish air superiority, and cripple the British into a negotiated peace settlement. This battle, widely considered a turning point in the Second World War, saw roughly 90,000 civilian casualties, along with thousands of servicemen. However, the Allies won in the skies over Britain, and laid the groundwork for the remainder of the war.
-FCpl Strangway, Derek