The Lion’s Roar

The months of April, May, and June, 1940, were, in Churchill’s words, ‘a cataract of disaster’ for the British and their allies as Hitler crushed all before him. As we blog our way through this grim period let us take a moment to remember the one voice that refused to...

Blitzkrieg—Fall Gelb

On May 10th, 1940, Hitler invaded Western Europe. The German operation was code-named Fall Gelb, or Case Yellow. Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland lasted barely a week before surrendering. The BEF, the British Expeditionary Force sent to defend them, lasted less than a...