70th Anniversary of Battle Of Britain Day

15 September 2010 marks the 70th Anniversary of Battle Of Britain Day

World War II poster containing the famous lines by Winston Churchill

World War II poster containing the famous lines by Winston Churchill

The Battle of Britain reached its climax when the Royal Air Force (RAF) downed over 50 invading German aircraft in two dogfights lasting less than an hour. This victory led to Hitler aborting his planned ‘Operation Sealion’, the invasion of Britain by sea.  The bravery of the fighters of the RAF meant that Britain maintained air superiority and that the Nazis could not risk sending their ships across the Channel.

The actions of that momentous day were described by the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, as:  “The most brilliant and fruitful of any fought upon a large scale up to that date by the fighters of the Royal Air Force”.

15th September is also the 120th anniversary 0f the birth of Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie 120 years logoShe is the best -selling author of all time, having sold over two billion books worldwide.  In libraries throughout the UK she is the 8th most borrowed author.

Find Agatha Christie items on our library catalogue or why not enter our ‘Christie Initials Competition’

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