When 3rd Rate is Better Than 1st Rate

The Battle of Britain,

The Battle of Britain,

Another lesson from History…

When 3rd Rate is Better Than 1st Rate.

In 1940 Hitler’s armed forces had overrun Poland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and then France, who signed an armistice on 22nd June 1940.

Winston Churchill(the British Prime Minister) had ordered the implementation of operation Dynamo, the emergency plan to evacuate British and allied troops and equipment from the French port of Dunkirk to the British mainland.

By the 4th of June some 338,226 troops (and very little heavy equipment) had been brought across the English channel.

Britain was, in effect, under siege.

In one of his many famous speeches to the British Parliament Churchill spoke these words…