Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Capitaine Vengeur

70 and 60 years ago on this September 15

Recommended Posts

On September 15, 1940, the Royal Air Force repulsed one of the more massive onslaught from the Luftwaffe over the skies of Southeast England, in an effort that proved to be decisive on Hitler's decision to postpone the invasion of the British Isles. 60 German agressors and 26 RAF fighters were shot down that day (13 RAF pilots KIA). This day has been chosen to be commemorated as the Battle of Britain Day in the UK.

 

On September 15, 1950, General McArthur launched a massive landing at Incheon, not far away from the crucial network of Seoul, vital for the North Korean Army ventured deeply on the South Korean soil. A risky gamble that proved to be profitable, but poorly exploited afterwards. It was the biggest invasion by sea from the end of WW2 to that day. Saddam hussein expected a bigger one in February 1991, but has been deliberately deceived.

 

One defensive victory for the last square of Freedom facing subjugated Europe, one offensive victory for the first military reaction of UN forces to a rogue state. Ten years exactly from one occurence to the other. I think this day has something special. Happy 70th and 60th commemorations to both. :salute:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..