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Iconic World War II flames take center stage at new exhibition

ONE of the earliest Spitfires takes center stage in the celebration of the plane that helped save Britain from the Nazi invasion.

The Supermarine was one of 12 iconic aircraft of the Battle of Britain to be displayed together for the first time at the Evolution of an Icon exhibition.

One of the earliest fires to have center stage

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One of the earliest fires to have center stage
This is one of 12 iconic aircraft of the Battle of Britain to be displayed together for the first time

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This is one of 12 iconic aircraft of the Battle of Britain to be displayed together for the first time

The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign carried out in the skies over Great Britain in 1940 and was the first battle in history to be fought entirely in the air.

About 1,120 Luftwaffe planes were sent to attack London.

But they were intercepted by 630 RAF fighters, forcing Hitler to postpone his plan invade England.

The pilots were called “Single” after a tribute to then-prime minister Winston Churchill.

“Never in the field of conflict have people been in debt so much or so little,” he said.

Supermarine was first built in 1938.

It will be open to the public from December 27 at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambs.

The Battle of Britain was the first in history to be fought entirely in the air

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The Battle of Britain was the first in history to be fought entirely in the air
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