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“London Pride” by Nicolas Trudgian

Towards the end of the Battle of Britain, London became the focus of aggression from the German Luftwaffe. Daily, from the streets of the city, onlookers witnessed the deadly conflict.

In one of those battles, between a German Me109E and the 603 Squadron Spitfire of Pilot Officer Basil ‘Stapme’ Stapleton, the aircraft were engaged in a particularly frenzied dogfight over Tower Bridge. Tumbling through the sky, rapidly losing altitude, suddenly, with the river perilously close, the pair separate, the fight unresolved.

The fate of the German aircraft is unknown. Stapme, low on fuel and ammunition, stayed at chimney pot height in order to follow roads he recognized all the way back to his airfield at Hornchurch.


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