Thursday, April 25, 2013
Battle of Britain Two
The next morning beacons were again placed in locations similar to the others. The VVS waited circling to see the reaction from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. They waited by streaming towards their usual points of return. They headed on the same routes taken day after day. Waiting by moving towards their points of departure. Points of departure that could lead into the airspace of the British Isles. Points of departure that would begin the battle in earnest.
On the morning of Sept. 26th there was no reaction from the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and the VVS did not turn back from its familiar course. The beacons sent out their signal long and strong.
The Second Battle of Britain had begun. Never has such a mass of planes filled such a small area. Never had four 1,000 plane raids simultaneously entered combat before. Never had an air force placed so many engines of destruction over so small a land mass. There was nowhere to run and nowhere to hide for the people of the British Isles. All that was left to do was to fight...and fight they did.