This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which officially lasted from 00:01 on 10th July to 23:59 on 31st October 1940
This talk will look in detail at the fighting on the hardest day of the campaign, not, as many believe, on 15th September, the day we now celebrate as “Battle of Britain Day”, but one month earlier on 15th August 1940, on what is known by the Luftwaffe as Schwarzer Donnerstag, “Black Thursday”. In so doing, it will examine how both sides approached the Battle, some of the controversies that are still discussed, and what impact, if any, it had on the later conduct of the war.
Our speaker, Chris Wannell, was formerly in the IT world, part of the various teams that have produced three generations of Command and Control Systems for the RAF. He created a daily diary for the Battle of Britain for its 70th Anniversary and now, using the skills acquired on the MA Military History course at Buckingham University, has updated the diary for the 80th Anniversary.
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