A German 210 mm cannon mounted on railway carriage fires towards Dover from the area of Calais.
In the French coasts of the Pass of Calais, the Germans used many railway artillery pieces of large
caliber to bombard the British facilities at the other side of the pass. On the cannon seen on this
photo has been installed an extension that would increase its range to nearly 110-115 km.
A German cannon of large caliber next to the Pass of Calais, ready for reaching beyond the cliffs of Dover. The effects of this artillery used against the British facilities next to the channel was mainly psychological.
A Sunderland airplane in service with the British coastal command. The movilization against the much feared German landing was total in England.
A German pilot is about to take off on his Me 109 fighter towards England. During the Battle of
Britain the insufficient operational range of the German aviation was a key factor that prevented the
Germans from achieving the air superiority over England. Because of this, the Operation Sea Lion, that
should make possible the German landing and further invasion of England, had to be cancelled.
A German 280 mm cannon mounted on railway carriage fires towards Dover from the area of Calais.
These cannons entered service in 1940 and had a maximum range of about 52 km, making them able to reach the coasts of Dover.
Three German aviators activate the crank that starts the engine of a Stuka tactical bomber. The
whistle that these aircraft emitted - through a device known as "the trumpet of Jericho" - when diving,
became ominously familiar for thousands of English people.
In the sky of England, a Me 109 is about to shot down a Spitfire. Despite their high
losses, the efforts of the Royal Air Force prevented the feared German landing on England.
The Hawker Hurricane was the most numerous aircraft on the Royal Air Force during the Battle of
Britain, on the summer and autumn of 1940.