February 1942: Britain's Darkest Days by Adrian Stewart

By Adrian Stewart

As the asserting is going 'it is darkest sooner than the sunrise' and so it used to be for Churchill and the British humans throughout the moment global War.

During February 1942, undesirable information of mess ups got here in an unbroken and probably never-ending series from the a ways East to the house entrance. a few reminiscent of the autumn of Singapore and the Royal Navy's humiliation over the break out of the Scharhnhorst and Gneisenau are renowned yet continually worthy re-telling. Others much less written approximately resembling the problem to Churchill at domestic, seriously strained family members with Commonwealth allies, the japanese raid on Darwin and Rommel's go back in North Africa have been both severe and whole of foreboding for the longer term final result of the War.

February 1942 was once on reflection, the month within which many original ideals have been destroyed for ever. It was once the month that proven that Britain now not governed the waves; that observed British status so broken that it may by no means be absolutely restored; that foreshadowed and ensured the top of Britain's Empire; that established the giant pressure which may be wear Britain's family with the Commonwealth's self-governing Dominions. briefly it was once the month that modified Britain's world.

It used to be additionally the month on the finish of which Britain appeared more likely to lose the warfare. fortunately, this didn't end up the case – so probably February 1942 extra indicates kingdom can obtain negative blows yet nonetheless live to tell the tale and endure.

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