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Battle of Britain

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Join us to commemorate the Battle of Britain, specifically Adlertag or "Eagle Day", which took place on August 13, 1940 and which was the start of the Luftwaffe's attacks against the RAF over British soil.
"What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'" -- Winston Churchill, June 18, 1940.

Welcome to This Day in WWII: Battle of Britain!
All are welcome to play.
Runs twice on August 13 in Special Events II Arena at:
-- 3 pm Eastern Time (8 pm UK time)
-- 10 pm Eastern Time
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Objective: Kill enemies and bomb ground objects.
Event duration: 2 hours, but play as much or as little as you want of that.
Unlimited lives.
Allies (Bishops):
-- Air bases 12, 14, and 16.
-- Hurricane I, Spitfire I (only from a12).
-- Radar available in the tower only.
Axis (Knights):
-- Air bases 45, 48, and 49.
-- Bf 109E-4, Bf 110C-4b, He 111H, Ju 88A-4 (from a49 only), Ju 87D-3.
-- No radar.
Fighter hangars will have a down time of 1 minute.
Points:
-- 1 point per kill.
-- In addition, axis gets 0.2 points per object destroyed.
Side split 50/50.
Arena Settings:
Terrain = bob09
ArenaFlags = 13358
CountryChangeTime = 0
ExitWhileMoving = 508
FlightModeFlags = 5248
RadarMode[Bishops] = 522
RadarMode[Knights] = 48
RadarMode[Rooks] = 48
StratFlags = 1
Object Settings:
Fighter Hangar, Down Time = 1
Weapons:
Disable cannon on He 111H.
Disable bombs on 109 and 110.
Map of the battle area:
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