KENT BATTLE OF BRITAIN MUSEUM
What is arguably the world’s largest collection of Battle of Britain items are on show at a magnificent museum in Kent – as Nigel Price reveals
The Battle of Britain – officially recognised as taking place between July 10 and October 30, 1940 – was one of the defining moments in British history. But despite being battered by a formidable foe, the nation, through dogged determination, fortitude and great valour, ultimately prevailed. Had the fight been lost, then as wartime leader Winston Churchill said on June 18, 1940: “…the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age”. Thankfully, with the battle won, the seeds were sewn for the eventual defeat of Hitler and his henchmen.