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Defender Of The Skies

By Sezz    
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

Tags: Kent Raf Re-enactment Wwii Hop farm Beltring Portraits and people South east Living history War and Peace show 2011

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LesF 11 182 9
1 Feb 2012 5:37PM
Looking ready for business this chap Sarah, good mono


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1 Feb 2012 5:39PM
Great mono here Sarah, and good title. I like the way you've captured this guy.

John Smile
the mono really adds to the authenticity, great shot Sarah
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 6:31PM
Wonderful B&W photo, is has a real sense about it
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
1 Feb 2012 7:15PM
He needs a moustache Tongue

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Feb 2012 7:48PM
Detail Sarah, lots of it !!
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 8:03PM

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 )


1 Feb 2012 8:11PM
Superb mono Sarah.

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 9:25PM
Impressive detail and conversion Sarah.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Feb 2012 10:02PM
Like the expression and good details and tones Sarah
Regards Richard
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Feb 2012 1:40AM
A superb mono Sarah, great expression and tones..........Sandy
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 11:28AM
Another cracking good photograph.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
2 Feb 2012 11:31AM
Good morning and thank you everyone for your time and comments, appreciated Smile

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Feb 2012 3:39PM
A beautiful portrait, Sarah, and the mono processing is first-class. Excellent work Wink
Trev Smile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 6:16PM
Another stunner... I just love your WWII images Sarah
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 9:32PM
Very nice mono conversion Sarah.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
3 Feb 2012 7:47PM
A smashing B&W portrait capture Sarah.
Well done.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
4 Feb 2012 6:09PM
Gentlemen thank you, always appreciated Smile
Thanks to those who clicked too!

Sarah x

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