Battle of Britain – level 2

25-09-2020 15:00

80 years ago, one of the most important battles of World War II happened.

In summer 1940, the German Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, planned to attack Britain. However, his plans changed after a battle with British Royal Air Force. The battle happened only in the air, and 1,497 people died during the fight.

This week, four historic planes flew over central London to remember this important event. There was a ceremony at Westminster Abbey, too. Usually, more than 2,000 people attend the ceremony; however, only 100 guests attended it this year. The reason were strict government rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It was the first big event at Westminster Abbey since the coronavirus started.

Difficult words: battle (a fight), historic (very old), ceremony (an official event to celebrate something).

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