The Battle of Britain took place between August and September 1940. After the success of Blitzkrieg, the evacuation of Dunkirk and the surrender of France, Britain was by herself. The Battle of Britain remains one of the most famous battles of World War Two.
A Lancaster Bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, flys over the Derwent Dam, 65 years to the day after the famous Dambuster raid known as Operation Chastise. Derwent Dam was used as a training location prior to the mission.
"If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The people must unite, or they will perish." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967)
With the high risk of being blown up some of the best pilots started tipping the V1's wing, because of damage to wing tips they later developed a tactic of disrupting the airflow by placing their wing very close to the V1's wing, causing it to topple. From Curmo's photostream on Flickr