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nnnnn seventy five years ago they force in the air to defend the shoals of britain nnnnn desperate battle of wits and planes today with a place in british memory alongside trafalgar waterloo , it was of course the battle of britain and on sunday its final few veteran pilots marked the anniversary of the victory , gradually became better , managed to preserve my so it's the dog fights with hitler's luftwaffe began in july and we continue through the summer and autumn of nineteen forty thousands lost on both sides and tens of thousands of civilians killed in the fighting nnnnn but it was the men and women that the already asked that raised the costs the nazi germany if hitler had indeed been planning an invasion was these pilots that may have stopped it