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Battle of Britain

By July 1940 France had been over-run and the British Expeditionary Force had been evacuated from Dunkirk. Germany now held most of NW Europe. The German High Command was...

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On Monday 11 March, six of the Museum’s engineers set course for the United Kingdom Defence Academy at Shrivenham, near Swindon. Their task was to prepare the Museum’s newly...

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Tangmere - 16 August 1940

On Thursday 15 August 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was at Fighter Command Headquarters, Bentley Priory with Air Marshal Hugh Dowding, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Fighter Command, observing the...

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Douglas Bader

By the spring of 1941 the leadership of both Fighter Command and No 11 Group (responsible for the defence of south east England) had changed. Sir Hugh Dowding, thought...

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Who Shot Rommel?

A New Look at the Evidence by Reginald Byron, Archivist.

At the time of Operation Overlord, Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel was commander of...

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