World War: BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Air Tactics

One day last week Hermann Göring stood on the platform of the timbered hall in Berlin's Haus der Flieger (Fliers' Club) and said: "Everywhere in the Reich, armament factories are undisturbed. Here & there an occasional bomb has temporarily caused interruptions but not a single plant, not a single factory of importance, has been destroyed."

Up on the blistering Channel coast the story was not quite so derisive. For last week the British gave even Hermann Göring something to think about. In full daylight 50 bombers, escorted by "over 100" fighters (some correspondents said there were more like 500 fighters),...

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