The Century of Warfare

Season 1 Episode 11

Britain Stands Alone 1940 - 1941

Aired Unknown Jan 02, 1994 on A&E
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Britain Stands Alone 1940 - 1941
At the end of June 1940, the world stood stunned. Hitler's dazzling victories of the past three months had brought Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and France under his sway. German military might seemed invincible; only one state stood out against it. This was Europe's last hope - the offshore island, Britain.This programme tells of the desperate aerial battle in which British pilots dashed Nazi hoped of total victory, and how the long fight back began.* Operation Sealion* The Battle of Britain * Sinking the Bismarck * The First Commando Raidsmoreless

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