The Battle of Britain and Operation Sealion
A different perspective on our “Finest Hour”, the Battle of Britain. Whilst the courage, skill and sacrifice of the pilots of Fighter Command is unquestionable, were German forces in fact capable of achieving a successful seaborne invasion of Britain in 1940? Has the contribution of both the Royal Navy and Britain’s land forces (as portrayed by Dads Army) in preventing an invasion been underestimated by popular history? And to what lengths was the British Government prepared to go in the event on an invasion being attempted?
The Cold War
The conflict that defined and shaped the modern world. From its origins in the wartime conferences between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, to the Iron Curtain, to the Berlin airlift, to the U-2 incident, to the Cuban missile crisis, to the space race, to the Vietnam war, to the KGB versus the CIA, to Thatcher Reagan and Gorbachev, to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR, the Cold War dominated the world’s political landscape for more than 40 years. It is a story of tyrants, power struggles, missile gaps, subterfuge, spies and superpower summits, but finally a story of how ordinary people changed the course of history.