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Battle of Britain


Across the Atlantic, France had already surrendered and the Battle of Britain was under way, but even so, the war in those last few weeks seemed far away.
Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
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After a string of impressive successes, the Battle of Britain was viewed as Nazi Germany’s first significant failure. Hitler felt Britain could not be invaded until their air force was neutralized, but he was unable to do it.
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  • Across the Atlantic, France had already surrendered and the Battle of Britain was under way, but even so, the war in those last few weeks seemed far away.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • (Always a clever mimic, my dad did a cruelly funny imitation of Dorothy: a sort of battery-operated hausfrau, all compressed lips and jerky movements, and an accent like Curt Jurgens in Battle of Britain.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Battle of Britain [9] , Battle of Iwo Jima [4] , D-Day [5] , Luftwaffe [6] , Battle of the Bulge [7] , Bataan Death March [8] , Lend-Lease [8] , Battle of Stalingrad [9] , Enola Gay [9] , Siege of Leningrad [9]
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