Battle of Britain – 175 Shot Down
September 15, 2010 Steve Terjeson 2 Comments
BBC Alvar Liddell – 15 September 1940
Battle of Britain
Here is the midnight news and this is Alvar Liddell reading it.
After 10 o’clock 175 german aircraft had been destroyed in today’s raids over this country.
Today was the most costly for the German airforce than any other. In daylight raids between 350-400 aircraft were launched in 2 attacks against London and south-east England. About half of them were shot down.
It was officially announced that by 10 o’clock tonight 175 raiders were known to be destoryed by our fighters and anti-aircraft guns.
While reports like this were common for the BBC to publish, the exact number and results are not always exact. Often numbers were inflated by the propaganda ministry to boost morale and conversely affect the Germans.