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A German Messerschmitt ditched into a field near Eastbourne on September 30 after being shot down on a bombing run.  (colourised by Richard Molloy).<br />
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Fascinating previously unseen photos of the Battle of Britain have come to light in a new book released ahead of its 80th anniversary.<br />
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They include dramatic images of bombing raids on the south coast, German formations coming under fire and shot-down aircraft.<br />
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The images are published in To Defeat The Few, which focuses on the battle from a lesser told German perspective.<br />
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One photo shows a formation of Dornier Dos approaching the Dorset coast in the momentous daytime raid on September 15, 1940 - which has become known as 'Battle of Britain Day'.<br />
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There are several photos of downed aircraft including a German Messerschmitt 109 which crashed into a field near Ulcombe, Kent. Another shows a Spitfire which somehow made it back to base at RAF Westhampnett, west Sussex, despite being severely damaged.