From the Editor

We Have Ways Festival Co-hosts Al Murray and James Holland

Alarm! Alarm! Welcome to this special edition of Britain at War, in which the We Have Ways Of Making You Talk podcast duo has decided to give your hardworking editor, John Ash, a month off. Enjoy chap – but don’t get too used to it!

What a line up of features we have here, as we begin BAW’s D-Day 80 commemorative content by detailing the extensive preparations for history’s greatest amphibious invasion. The annotated timeline put together by John, Dr Sam Edwards of Loughborough University and assistant editor Tom Baker is glorious. If you want to know how much went into planning an operation on the scale of Overlord, then you could do worse than start with this. Delve right in.

Dr Edwards has also explored the arrival of US forces in Britain.

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