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The Battle of Britain

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ClassGraphic In the summer of 1940, the future of the world hung by a thread. With France facing defeat and British forces pressed back to the Channel, there were few who believed Britain could survive; but, thanks to a sophisticated defensive system and the combined efforts of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, and the defiance of a new Prime Minister, Britain refused to give in. In this study group, we will analyze this momentous period in history using The Battle of Britain: Five Months that Changed History: May - October 1940 (St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition, 2011). Historian James Holland has written the definitive account of the Battle of Britain. We will discuss Holland's extensive new research from around the world, including thousands of interviews with people on both sides of the battle. We will assess different outcomes if Britain's defenses had collapsed and if Hitler would have dominated all of Europe. From clashes between coastal convoys and Schnellboote in the Channel to astonishing last stands in Flanders, slaughter by U-boats in an icy Atlantic and dramatic aerial battles over England, The Battle of Britain tells this epic World War II story in a fresh and compelling voice. Join us in studying this fresh analysis of this critical period in history.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Roger Safian2.Michael Plumpton3.Fred Gleave 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/9/2023 - 6/8/2023 Weekly - Thu 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Fred Gleave  ; Michael Plumpton  ; Roger Safian 
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