The Battle Of Britain Was 83 Years Ago This Week

(Missouri) Eighty-three years ago this week, the Battle of Britain began. Randy Tolliver, the V.F.W. District 8 representative, says it began on July 19th, 1940.

Tolliver has more.

Tolliver says the Germans’ plans started coming together on July 2nd, 1940.

Tolliver says there was a directive at the top of that to-do list.

If you’d like to learn more about the Battle of Britain, Tolliver recommends reading “Battle of Britain” by Len Deighton and “Operation Sea Lion” by Peter Fleming. For a general reference on World War II, Tolliver suggests the Late John Keegan’s “The Second World War.”