I'm too young (it's not often I get to say that!) to remember the Battle of Britain. But I'm certainly not too young to appreciate and acknowledge that we owe our freedom, our national independence and our very way of life to the people who defended us in "our darkest hour". Our debt to them can never be overstated.
The BBC's graphic presentation shows the astonishing skill of our pilots and the quality of our aircraft, highlighted by the fact that - in a quick scan down the list - I can't find more than two or three days in which we lost more aircraft than the Luftwaffe. Even more importantly, five times more Luftwaffe airmen were lost than RAF.
The Spitfire has always been regarded as the "star" of the BoB. But there were actually far more Hurricanes in service than Spitfires. The Hurricanes were mainly used to attack German bombers, while the more manoeuvrable Spitfires took on the German fighters.
Churchill's famous words were no exaggeration.