WESTERN THEATRE: A Date for Tea

Aug. 15 was the date set by Adolf Hitler for the completion of his conquest of Great Britain. Last week, as that date approached, Britain's Over-Seas League planned a monster Aug. 15 tea party in London for His Majesty's forces from overseas. Before the week was out Britons were certain that Adolf Hitler had decided to crash the party. Huge German air assaults lasting from dawn to dusk began; 400 or 500 Nazi raiders came over Britain every day; no hour was without its dogfight. Finally, after holding it back for several...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!