Talk:Battle of Britain
This needs rewriting. The Battle of Britain took place between 10th July and 31 October 1940. (Official RAF website www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.html) Overlapping it was the bombing campaign against London and other cities that started during September and lasted until May 1941. This was referred to by journalists at the time as "The Blitz" and this is how it is now referred to in all British accounts of the War.
(The article in "The Seventy great Battles of All Time", says: "Date: July-September 1940" and says that by "mid-September...the battle was effectively over.") AlanE 23:22, 6 August 2008 (EDT)
Coventry was not nearly destroyed by a "firestorm". It was subject to very heavy bombing with much destruction and loss of life but there was no "firstorm." Malakker 17:28, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
- You're right. It was heavily bombed but not as badly damaged as often claimed. Change it if you want. AlanE 21:29, 4 October 2008 (EDT)
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