NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
1st August, 1940 : Adolf Hitler issues his top secret Directive No 17, which includes the categorical order to the Luftwaffe to ‘crush the British air force by every means available’. In the light of this order it is obvious that Operation Sealion has became subordinate to and dependent on the outcome of the air battle over Britain. The beginning of that attack is fixed for 5th August.
In Moscow, Foreign Minister Molotov reaffirms Russia’s neutral standpoint.