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During his speech at Parliament following the British evacuation of Dunkirk, Winston Churchill delivered what was to become one of the most famous passages of rhetoric in British history:

 

Even though large tracts of Europe & many old & famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo & all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the sea & oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence & growing strength in the air; we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields & in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender; & even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated & starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed & guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power & might, steps forth to the rescue & liberation of the Old.

 

Winston Churchill, 4th June, 1940

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Type: Documentary
Title: Battle of Britain: The Real Story
Category: World War II

James Holland presents a fresh analysis into the Battle of Britain, exploring the lesser-told German point of view, & highlighting the role of those who supported the Few during the summer of 1940.

Focusing on the tactics, technologies & intelligence available to both sides, Holland examines the ways in which both Germany & Britain used their resources: from aircraft to air defence, & from intelligence to organization. &, by gaining rare firsthand testimony from German veterans, & access to the untapped diaries & documents we reveal that this was a battle of two sides & many layers.

Note: Released as part of the Battle of Britain season to mark the 70th anniversary.