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The Battle of Britain (continued...)

Neither side were defeated in any absolute sense but the Luftwaffe did switch from daytime to night-time bombing raids from then on. No-one would wish to deny the courage of the nation’s fighter pilots but we can perhaps now see that, behind the established myth of the Battle of Britain, lies a much more complex story - and a broader group of people who need to be equally celebrated for the roles they also played in preventing German troops from landing in Kent and Sussex. JM

Newhaven Fort will host its annual Battle of Britain event today with a series of special events including a memorial flight of Spitfires and Hurricanes over the complex, a concert by the Seaford Silver Band, and a demonstration by the Brighton Jive Dancers. A re-enactment society will display a hospital, command post and troop shelter throughout the day. There will be a display of military vehicles and a re-union of the Women’s Land Army. Organic and fair-trade refreshments will be served in the Searchlight Café.

The Brighton Jive Club do the Doodlebug
Newhaven Fort
When? 10.30
How Much? £5.50/£3.60
Newhaven Fort
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