Squadron Leader Douglas Bader CO of No Squadron seated on his Hawker Hurricane after the Battle of France, September 1940.
Devon S A (F/O), Royal Air Force official photographer, Imperial War Museum
As it faced imminent Nazi invasion, Britain needed heroes. The RAF provided one ready made: a fighter pilot with no legs.
Their finest hour: the Battle of Britain memorial at Victoria Embankment in London.
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US correspondents in Britain played a big part in convincing the American public to support the British war effort.
The Portuguese colonisers were not the only ones who could use radio for control. A new book tells how popular radio broadcasts from Angola’s liberation fighters were used as weapons in the struggle.
Too many people are spurning democracy and being seduced by propaganda, fake news and political strongmen. This First World War poster shows a giant Gibson Girl as the symbol of democracy, punching a German soldier resembling Hindenburg.
Many citizens are searching for certainty and control in uncertain times. But that means too many are spurning democracy and being seduced by fake news and political strongmen. Democracy needs our help.