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NEW LARGE-SCALE ATTACKS BY THE LUFTWAFFE 79 BRITISH AIRCRAFT SHOT DOWN; OUR OWN LOSSES 43 A year’s experience of war has shown the German people and the rest of the world that one can rely on the truthfulness of the German High Command reports, as one can rely on the predictability of the stars moving across the sky.
Our leaders have always stuck to the truth while, in hundreds of isntances, the English war reports have been characterised by humbug and lies.
For some time now Keith Park’s tote board in Uxbridge has shown all squadrons either engaged, refuelling, or ordered to land.
Almost none were available to be scrambled if the Germans somehow managed to attack again at this moment.
Naturally these kills have been claimed more than once, and some, such as the empty Dornier rammed by Ray Holmes, seven times or more.
A Major sidled up to him and asked: "Excuse me, old boy, but do you always fly dressed like that?
One Luftwaffe report thought it must have contained “up to eighty aircraft” – rather than 56.
Horst Schulz, who flew on the second raid, recalls: When we got back we all agreed it had been a terrible day, but there was not much discussion.
So the government didn’t need to do anything to inflate the numbers.
All they had to do was refrain from doing any work on them.