70th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain and Churchill's Famous Speech

Friday, August 20, 2010

On August 20, 1940 Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army looked unstoppable. With the United States still remaining neutral in the war, Great Britain was the soul protector of Europe. The country was being constantly bombarded by German air raids, and morale was low when UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill took the microphone and uttered these famous words: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few

Amongst the few, were Americans who, besides their home country's stance to remain neutral, decided to swear allegiance to King George and fly illegally with the Royal Air Force and fight Nazi Germany. Alex Kershaw is the author of "The Few," and he joins us to remember those few Americans, and Churchill's famous speech.

Guests:

Alex Kershaw

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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