The Daily Telegraph magazine - The Defence of Britain Part III cover (17 May 1974)
Good condition for age - yellowing to page edges PROPHET OF LOSS - When a man has predicted with chill accuracy our present situation - crime, inflation and oil crisis, can we afford to spurn his arguments for an alternative society? Ian Cummins talks to Teddy Goldsmith One and three quarter pages
THE INVADERS REACH BERKSHIRE - Old enemies today meets as colleagues. We set British and German commanders round a War Game table... gave the order that Hitler had withheld in 1940. Richard Cox reports on the result Four and a half pages
WHEN SAUCEPANS WERE BEATEN INTO SPITFIRES - True, the British Army was almost without equipment in the summer of 1940; troops would have gone to repel invasion by commandeered, camouflaged Green Line bus. True, German plans for crossing the Channel included the transport of horses for artillery. But the Second World War was a highly mechanised confrontation. Messerschmitt was matched against Spitfire in the battle of the air; in a battle of the beaches German MG34 would have been matched against British Bren gun 2 pages
ARE WE SAFE NOW? - The balance of power has changed; missiles and radar are the instruments of war today. In 1940 Britain proved impregnable. How do we stand today? One and three quarter pages
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