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By John Davis

The Battle of Britain


May 30, 2017

I’ve been doing a lot of reading in the last few weeks, and most of the books I’ve read are about the World War II era, especially the Battle of Britain. There are times in history when events are so chaotic and momentous that fate teeters precariously, so that the future could abruptly change from a bad situation to a massive tragedy for vast numbers of people. One of those periods was May 1940.

May 1940 was when the European war between Germany and the western European countries – France, Britain, and Belgium, primarily – went from a “phony war” to a crushing conquest by Adol...

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