[Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the House of Commons on 8 June 1940, following the collapse of France. Many thought Britain would follow.]
For those of us who read a lot of military history about World War Two, if we played a word association game and you said, “Battle of Britain,” most of us would respond, “Spitfire.”
Yet it was the Hawker Hurricane fighter which did yeoman’s service during the Battle of Britain and shot down substantially more German aircraft than the iconic Spitfire.
A well-written and detailed article on the Hawker Hurricane can be found on the Aviation History website.
[Source: The Churchill Centre and Museum at the Churchill War Rooms London. Images courtesy of BBC and Aviation History.]