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Editorial – Total Defence (audio)

20 July 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 20 July 1940 Total Defence In spite of the magnanimity of Mr. Churchill's attitude to the traitors of Vichy,...

Editorial – Blitzkrieg or Attrition ?

3 August 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 03 August 1940 Blitzkrieg or Attrition ? "Behold," says Hitler," I show you a mystery. I shall destroy an Empire...

Editorial – Factors in the Fight

10 August 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 10 August 1940 Factors in the Fight The "threatenings and slaughter ", breathed backward and forward across the North...

Editorial – Britain’s Battle Begins

17 August 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 17 August 1940 Britain's Battle Begins The battle for local air supremacy," an essential preliminary to any" serious attempt...

Editorial – The Spell is Broken

24 August 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 24 August 1940 The Spell is Broken An important consequence of the brilliant defence against which the air Blitzkrieg...

Editorial – The First Year of Armageddon

31 August 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 31 August 1940 The First Year of Armageddon And so we come to the end of the first terrible...

Editorial – The Naval Deal

7 September 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 07 September 1940 The Naval Deal The Naval deal with America is the first clear sign of the turn...

Editorial – “Bloody But Unbowed”

14 September 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 14 September 1940 "Bloody But Unbowed" In spite of its hideous sadism, the murderous assault on London, described as...

Editorial –  Hard Pounding.

21 September 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 21 September 1940  Hard Pounding. "Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let us see who can pound the 'hardest." These words, attributed...

Editorial – Reprisal

28 September 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 28 September 1940 Reprisal We may be on the eve of decisive events in the Mediterranean, but the Battle of...