Essex History Group: One Day in the Battle of Britain: October 29th 1940 further explored
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Tuesday 9th January, 10.30am-12.00noon
Tuesday 16th January, 10.30am-12.00noon
July to October 1940 was a pivotal time in the history of the Second World War. The German Luftwaffe was tasked with knocking out the Royal Air Force so that Britain could be invaded and then Hitler would be in complete control of western Europe. The whole balance of world power lay in the hands of a small number of airmen on both sides. While much of the action took place over Kent and Sussex, the skies over Essex also saw many aerial combats taking place.
This talk, originally given in November 2015 but updated to take into account new research, will discuss the broad history of the Battle of Britain while focussing on the events of just one day to look in more detail at what it was like to be in Essex over 77 years ago. Price: £3