The Battle of Britain stands alongside some of the greatest battles in British history, such as the Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of Agincourt. It was a battle we could not afford to lose. if we had lost it we would have lost the entire war. We won it. Just. Because of the immense courage and skill of a few hundred fighter pilots who flew against the massed might of the Luftwaffe. It was truly their finest hour. That is why we celebrate every year the anniversary... of the Battle of Britain.