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“Their Finest Hour”—Britain Alone

Lecture no. 7 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History

“Their Finest Hour”—Britain Alone

Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

In the summer of 1940, Germany stood poised for a cross-channel invasion of southern England. Professor Childers offers a close look at the plans for that invasion, Britain's preparations for repelling the Germans, and an analysis of both Churchill's strategic thinking and the naval and air assets his nation possessed.


May 15, 2017