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BBC Archive Battle of Britain Interviews

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Spitfire666 » 04 Jan 2016, 22:09

This is where the Ginger Lacey interview came from. This section has a lot of other interviews as well. Sir Keith Park, Dizzy Allen, Hugh Dowding and many more.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/battleofbritain/

A great list here of interesting things:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/programme/
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Re: BBC Archive Battle of Britain Interviews

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Isaac Reed » 04 Jan 2016, 22:35

Thanks for sharing, I'm about to dive in and take a look. I see that it includes Churchill's finest hour speech. I always thought that was extremely inspirational, that's probably why it became famous. I wonder how things would have gone in Chamberlain stayed in power.
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Re: BBC Archive Battle of Britain Interviews

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Spitfire666 » 04 Jan 2016, 22:43

Isaac Reed wrote:
Thanks for sharing, I'm about to dive in and take a look. I see that it includes Churchill's finest hour speech. I always thought that was extremely inspirational, that's probably why it became famous. I wonder how things would have gone in Chamberlain stayed in power.

Blimey, haven't we got enough to worry about at the moment without imagining that :shock:
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Re: BBC Archive Battle of Britain Interviews

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OzBiggles1963 » 05 Jan 2016, 01:26

Thanks S666...will certainly be visiting & having a listen!
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Re: BBC Archive Battle of Britain Interviews

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J349 » 05 Jan 2016, 18:31

Great stuff, from the horses' mouth, thanks for the share!

Isaac Reed wrote:
I see that it includes Churchill's finest hour speech. I always thought that was extremely inspirational, that's probably why it became famous. I wonder how things would have gone in Chamberlain stayed in power.

The short answer is, he wouldn't - he had terminal bowel cancer and died later on that year. History has judged him wrongly in part (historians continue to debate it), whilst his pursuit of 'peace at all costs' was very real, he also recognised the need to fight hard and continued to do so to the best of his ability. Churchill was very much the man of the hour though and was a much better war leader, in my opinion.
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