Britain’s fight for survival: Fortress Britain 1940

Forget the Dad's Army myth. With powerful leaders, a well-armed Home Guard and some terrifying new weapons, Britain was well prepared to meet a Nazi invasion. Leo McKinstry takes up the story...

Soldiers guard England's south coast behind a bank of banned wire on 2 September 1940

This article was first published in the September 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

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