Thoughts old and new, on the Battle of Britain

So it all began in Orkney, not over Sussex and the weald of Kent! The Scots are bidding for a share of the Battle of Britain, held semi-officially to have begun on July 10 1940. As Patrick Bishop (btw a historian with Eamonn on the IRA) explains, analysis of the battle featuring the Few has failed to dislodge its place, secure in the pageant of British history. I was dramatically  reminded of the anniversary yesterday in the baking heat of Osterley Park, …

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