series of battles between British and German planes fought over Britain August-October 1940, during which English cities suffered heavy bombing
the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
A series of air engagements in 1940 during World War II pitted British interceptor fighter planes against German bombers attacking British cities and industry in the Battle of Britain.
One of the major campaigns of the early part of World War II, the Battle of Britain is the name commonly given to the attempt by the German Luftwaffe, as part of German Blitzkrieg tactics, to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), before a planned sea and airborne invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). Neither Hitler nor the German Wehrmacht believed it possible to carry out a successful amphibious assault on the British Isles until the Royal Air Force had been neutralised. Secondary objectives were to destroy aircraft production and ground infrastructure, attack areas of political significance, as well as terrorising the British people with the intent of intimidating them into seeking an armistice or surrender.
Battle of Britain is a 1969 film directed by Guy Hamilton, and produced by Harry Saltzman and S Benjamin Fisz. The film broadly relates the events of the Battle of Britain. The script by James Kennaway and Wilfred Greatorex was based on the book The Narrow Margin by Derek Wood and Derek Dempster.