Battle of Britain letters reveal how ‘the Few’ fought to survive

Charles Davis writes
The Independent Reports on a rare archive of private letters written by RAF veterans about the dogfights that spared Britain from Nazi invasion.

Yesterday, the archive was turned into a public resource for historians and students after it was presented to the Imperial War Museum in London.

The collection of first-hand accounts of the Battle of Britain from 24 pilots was built up during correspondence between the veterans and a photographer anxious to chronicle their achievements before they passed from popular memory.”