Spitfire and Hurricane flypast on 70th anniversary

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A Spitfire and a Hurricane provided the soundtrack to actor Robert Hardy’s reading of the famous speech by the then prime minister Winston Churchill on Friday 20 August.

War veterans gathered in Whitehall, Westminster for the event commemorating 70 years since the Battle of Britain.

To mark the anniversary, the speech will be replayed outside Churchill’s war-time bunker in Whitehall, at 1552 BST – precisely 70 years since Churchill stood up to give the address in Parliament.

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Picture credit: Rex Features/Gavin Rodgers

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