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London flypast marks Churchill's 'The Few' speech

20 August 2010 Last updated at 17:23 BST

Seventy years ago, Winston Churchill made one of his most stirring speeches.

In his address, given in Parliament, he praised the Battle of Britain aircrews who had fought off the threat of Nazi invasion during the summer of 1940. They became known as "The Few".

An event has been held in Whitehall, central London, to commemorate the speech.

Actor Robert Hardy read extracts from the historic oration, before the world's oldest Spitfire and a Hurricane fighter plane made a fly-past.