It's Battle of Britain Day again. Time to remember what happened during the few weeks in the summer of 1940 and how Britain was saved from invasion.
For me, as I probably said last year, I can remember the contrails of the dog-fighting planes against the bright blue sky. I've taken this photo from 3.bp.blogspot.com. Afterwards we children went out to pick up empty cartridge cases, none of us realising what was happening, just the excitement of what we could see going on over our heads.
There are plenty of websites and books if anyone is interested in following the progress of the battle.