Winston Churchill Reads His "Their Finest Hour" Speech Ca. 1940
Part 2Unknown - 1940
When the French government conceded defeat to Nazi Germany on June 18, 1940, British prime minister Winston Churchill announced in a speech given to the House of Commons that Britain would continue to fight. Invading Britain would be more difficult for the Germans than invading France had been, since Britain was an island. In preparation for the invasion, Adolf Hitler ordered a prolonged air strike against Britain. During the Battle of Britain, which lasted from July 1940 until May 1941, more than 23,000 civilians were killed. Ultimately, the superiority of the Royal Air Force forced Germany to abandon the plan to invade Britain altogether.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , 
Copyright Date: ©1940
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