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In the Battle of Britain, in the late summer of 1940, the RAF (supplemented by 2 Fleet Air Arm Squadrons, Polish, Czechoslovakian and other multinational pilots and ground personnel) defended the skies over Britain against the German Luftwaffe, helping foil Hitler's plans for an invasion of the United Kingdom, and prompting Prime Minister Winston Churchill to say in the House of Commons on 20 August, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".

The largest RAF effort during the war was the strategic bombing campaign against Germany by Bomber Command. While RAF bombing of Germany began almost immediately upon the outbreak of war, under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Harris, these attacks became increasingly devastating from 1942 onward as new technology and greater numbers of superior aircraft became available. The RAF adopted night-time area bombing on German cities such as Hamburg and Dresden, and developed precision bombing techniques for specific operations, such as the "Dambusters" raid by No. 617 Squadron, or the Amiens prison raid known as Operation Jericho.

As always I thank you for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome!
Regards - Sarah J x

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Defender Of The Skies
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:1 Feb 2012 - 5:26 PM
Tags:Beltring, Hop farm, Kent, Living history, Portraits / people, Raf, Re-enactment, South east, War & Peace show 2011, Wwii
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LesF
LesF  8177 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:37 PM

Looking ready for business this chap Sarah, good mono


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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:39 PM

Great mono here Sarah, and good title. I like the way you've captured this guy.

John Smile

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FlashBangPicture

the mono really adds to the authenticity, great shot Sarah

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 6:31 PM

Wonderful B&W photo, is has a real sense about it
David

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:15 PM

He needs a moustache Tongue

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:48 PM

Detail Sarah, lots of it !!
Ron.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 8:03 PM


Quote: The mono really adds to the authenticity, great shot Sarah

Such a simple photo with such an important 'raison d'etre' (hope the spelling's right...least I could do Smile )

Glorious.

Barry

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twelvemegs
1 Feb 2012 - 8:11 PM

Superb mono Sarah.

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:25 PM

Impressive detail and conversion Sarah.

Nigel

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 10:02 PM

Like the expression and good details and tones Sarah
Regards Richard

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 1:40 AM

A superb mono Sarah, great expression and tones..........Sandy

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 11:28 AM

Another cracking good photograph.

James

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 11:31 AM

Good morning and thank you everyone for your time and comments, appreciated Smile

Sarah x

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:39 PM

A beautiful portrait, Sarah, and the mono processing is first-class. Excellent work Wink
Trev Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 6:16 PM

Another stunner... I just love your WWII images Sarah

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 9:32 PM

Very nice mono conversion Sarah.
Derek

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 7:47 PM

A smashing B&W portrait capture Sarah.
Well done.

John

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 6:09 PM

Gentlemen thank you, always appreciated Smile
Thanks to those who clicked too!

Sarah x

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