NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
11th August, 1940 : On the eve of the German air offensive, Britain has available 704 operational fighters, of which 620 are Hurricanes and Spitfires, supported by 350 bombers. Germany can call on 2,669 aircraft, mostly bombers: normal bombers ( 1,015 of them Do-17, Do-217, Do-215, He-111, Ju-88), plus 346 Ju-87 single-engined dive bombers (Stukas) and 375 twin-engined Me-110 fighter-bombers. Their fighter force comprises 933 single-engined Me-109s.
Waves of German fighters and bombers carry out attacks on South-East and Channel coasts in daytime raids. Over 200 planes attack radar stations at Portland and Weymouth.