Across the Atlantic, France had already surrendered and the Battle of Britain was under way, but even so, the war in those last few weeks seemed far away.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
(Always a clever mimic, my dad did a cruelly funny imitation of Dorothy: a sort of battery-operated hausfrau, all compressed lips and jerky movements, and an accent like Curt Jurgens in Battle of Britain.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin.