Battle of Britain – level 1

25-09-2020 15:00

In summer 1940, Germany wants to attack Britain. Adolf Hitler is the German Nazi leader during World War II.

German planes start to fly over southern England. One of the most important battles of World War II starts. This battle happens only in the air. 1,497 British pilots die in the Battle of Britain. Hitler changes plans to invade Britain.

This week, historic planes fly over central London. A special ceremony takes place to remember the battle. Usually, 2,000 people meet in Westminster Abbey, the famous church in London. However, only 100 people meet there this year. The reason is the coronavirus.

Difficult words: battle (a fight), invade (to enter a country with a plan to take it over), historic (old), ceremony (a special event).

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