On 13th August 1940 Herman Goering launched Adler Tag, Eagle Day, the Luftwaffe’s all out assault on Britain. Thanks to years of denial by British governments that Hitler intended war, an ill- equipped RAF suffered terrible casualties. By the 31st of August it looked as if we might lose. As a last resort and down to a handful of Hurricanes, Air Vice Marshal Dowding ordered the mobilisation of the 303 Polish squadron at Northolt. It was an act of pure desperation. The RAF establishment considered Poles to be reckless dreamers. Hadn’t they lost their country by sending string and wire biplanes against Hitler’s Messerschmitts?...read
Where ever you look, even from your cosy arm-chair on a Sunday night,the secularists are there. On Sunday night, 6th April, 2014, I settled down for an evening of the Black Death, as you do. Like many people I have always been fascinated by this scourge of 1348, and the social dislocations which followed about thirty years later.