Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain was recognized almost immediately as a significant event. Waged from July to October 1940, it pitted a small group of fighter pilots from around the world against a far larger Luftwaffe. Their victory gave hope to the people of Great Britain and to other freedom-loving nations... About the Battle of Britain.
More than 2,300 pilots and aircrew from Great Britain and nearly 600 from other nations participated in the Battle. Of these, 544 lost their lives, including 23 Canadians.