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Hannie Schaft (aka "the Girl with the red hair") was responsible for the assassination of five collaborators in the Netherlands thus becoming a major target for the Gestapo. Hannie was born in Haarlem on September 16, 1920. On April 17, 1945, less than three weeks before the liberation of the Netherlands, Hannie was shot by the Germans in the dunes near Overveen. She was only 24 years old.
The contrails left by dogfights between the RAF and the Luftwaffe on September 15, 1940. On this day the the RAF claimed 176 aircraft Luftwaffe shot down in two major raids on London. This day was the turning point for the campaign and became known as Battle of Britain Day.