Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary

Gibraltar Post is issuing a series of stamps to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The Battle of Britain was the air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.

The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially Fighter Command. The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "The Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin..."

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