Episode 34: The Battle of Britain

Episode 34: The Battle of Britain
Released in 1969, directed by Guy Hamilton and starring nearly everyone who’s anyone in 1960’s British cinema, this epic war movie used mainly real aircraft and some of the most complex and intense aerial sequences seen on screen. Our task is to examine how accurately the battle and its legacy are portrayed; historical record or pro-British propaganda? Martin will also highlight the almost total eradication from the accepted narrative of WW2 of the contribution made by Poland and, hopefully, fill in some gaps whilst dispelling some myths. We hope you enjoy the show

For Your Freedom and For Ours: The Kosciuszko Squadron by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Freedom-Ours-Lynne-Olson/dp/0099428121/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531121894&sr=8-1&keywords=for+your+freedom+and+ours

 

Also known as A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron by the same authors

https://www.amazon.com/Question-Honor-Kosciuszko-Squadron-Forgotten/dp/037572625X

 

The Trail of Hope: The Anders Army and an odyssey across Three Continents by Norman Davies

https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Hope-Odyssey-Continents-Military/dp/147281603X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531122031&sr=1-1&keywords=General+Anders

 

No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in WW2 by Kenneth Koskodan

https://www.amazon.com/No-Greater-Ally-Polands-Military/dp/1849084793

 

Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

https://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Geography-Explain-Everything-About/dp/1501121472/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531467071&sr=8-1&keywords=prisoners+of+geography+by+tim+marshall

 

Battle of Britain: The Making of a Movie by Leonard Mosley link and extracts, courtesy of listener Brian Willits:

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Britain-Making-Leonard-Mosley/dp/0330023578/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1532832997&sr=8-15&keywords=leonard+mosley

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