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Waiting for the Enemy – the Battle of Britain

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An Observer Corps aircraft spotter on the roof of a building in London, watching for enemy planes during the Battle of Britain of the summer and autumn of 1940. The spotter isn’t in uniform, apart from the helmet and an armband but, as a result of their role in the Battle of Britain, in April of 1941 the title “Royal” was awarded, and the Royal Observer Corps got uniforms.

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Original B&W photo.

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  1. Pingback: [Tinting History] Waiting for the Enemy – the Battle of Britain | netzlesen.de

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