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Luftschlacht um England or the Battle of England was carried by the Germans during the summer ant autumn months of 1940; it was thought to be an adaptation of the Blitzkrieg elaborated on continental Europe to suit to that island nation. It has been stopped suddenly by Hitler; the 5:1 ratio of German against British airmen killed was indeed a very high price paid by the Luftwaffe.
This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, 1940. The question is: how did he climb up there?