Spitfire Mk. Vb from 317 'Polish' Squadron tips his wings as the pilot surveys the latest victory, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4/N, flown by Major Adolf Galland in late 1940. A common sight scattered around the English and French countryside in the late 1940s, was aircraft wreaks like this, that had fallen victim to the opposition. Here, a young pilot officer from the RAF takes this opportunity to get close and personal with the enemies machine, whilst members of the British Expeditionary Force guard the aircraft from souvenir hunters or even saboteurs. Unfortunately for this local farmer, his day has just got considerably more complicated.

Spitfire Mk. Vb and a Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4/N