August 31, 2016

C.S. Lewis Doodle: The necessity of chivalry


This is an illustration of C.S Lewis’ essay that was published on 17 August 1940 in the heat and roar of the Battle of Britain - five days after 'Eagleday' (13 August 1940) – the Nazi Luftwaffe’s operation to destroy the Royal Air Force. It was also just three days before Churchill’s famous “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” speech (20 August 1940) concerning heroic British fighter pilots (some 500+ young fighter pilots had been killed in action up to that point). On the 15 September 1940 the Nazi’s were on the verge of victory but, suffering heavy losses, switched from a strategy of conquest to that of siege of the British Isles.

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