Art Gottlieb, the noted naval historian who has previously given us fascinating talks on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway, will return to tell us about “The Battle of Britain,” its effect on the English people, and how they coped with it.

“The Battle of Britain” is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.   The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons:   “… the Battle of France is over.   I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin.

Mr. Gottlieb is formerly Curator of Naval History, and Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in NYC.