First engagement to be fought exclusively airborne (1/10)

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World War Two was in many ways a war of progress and revolution. In a desperate bid to dominate, both sides commissioned intensive research into medicine, arms, energy sources and just about anything that could help with the war effort. While planes were used for combat as early as World War One, WW2 saw the introduction of several iconic models, such as the English Spitfire and the Japanese Zero. What is interesting about the Battle of Britain in this regard, is that it was the first military campaign in history to be fought entirely airborne. No infantry engagements occurred, seeing as the objective of the battle for Hitler was to gain control of Britain’s skies before staging a land invasion.

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