Historydraft LogoHistorydraft Logo
Historydraft
beta
Historydraft Logo
Historydraft
beta

  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 10, 1940

    World War II

    Britain is under attack

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 10, 1940

    The Battle of Britain began in early July with Luftwaffe attacks on shipping and harbors. The United Kingdom rejected Hitler's ultimatum, and the German air superiority campaign started in August but failed to defeat RAF Fighter Command, forcing the indefinite postponement of the proposed German invasion of Britain. The Battle lasted from 10 July to 31 October.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Jul 14, 1940

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle laid a wreath at the statue of Ferdinand Foch

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Jul 14, 1940

    On Bastille Day (14 July) 1940 de Gaulle led a group of between 200 and 300 sailors to lay a wreath at the statue of Ferdinand Foch at Grosvenor Gardens.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jul 22, 1940

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle used 4 Carlton Gardens headquarters

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jul 22, 1940

    From 22 July 1940 de Gaulle used 4 Carlton Gardens in central London as his London headquarters. His family had left Brittany (the other ship which left at the same time was sunk) and lived for a time at Petts Wood.




<