Seventy years ago

Posted by Tory Historian Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Battle of Britain began on July 10, 1940.

The day was characterised by convoy raids off North Foreland and Dover. During the night, the east coast, home counties and western Scotland were attacked. The weather was showery in the southeast and Channel, with continuous rain elsewhere.
Germany was not really in a position to invade though people may be forgiven for thinking so at the time. The Battle of Britain was the first real set-back for the German forces. Let us not forget the non-British who took part in it, particularly the Poles who were not allowed to take part in the Victory Parade fly-past in 1946.

1 Responses to Seventy years ago

  1. Ed. Says:
  2. I signed the online petition to save the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which was threatened under the previous regime, so it was good to read that the Coalition has no plans to withdraw funding froim it.

     
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