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Battle of britain

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Battle of britain

  1. 1. Battle Of BritainThe battle of Britain and Winston Churchills involvement
  2. 2. The Battle of Britain● In the summer of 1940, roughly 2,900 pilots took part in an historic battle against the German Luftwaffe. The Battle of Britain was the only part of WW2 which took part entirely above ground. The main objective for the Luftwaffe was to destroy Great Britains air defences so that a German invasion could proceed. In terms of air superiority, Britain were outnumbered 3 to 1 but had superior equipment that the Germans had no idea even existed. The Battle of Britain was only the beginning of the German invasion of Great Britain which after just four months had to be abandoned because of the dedication and courage of those 2,900 pilots, who, against a formidable and experienced foe and against all odds, fought only for success.
  3. 3. The importance of the BoB● The Battle Of Britain was the first defeat for Germany during the second World War and showed that things were going well for Britain even after the defeat and occupation of many European countries at the hands of Germany. The BoB boosted morale significantly because prior to the BoB, the British seemed surrounded and corner, with no real allies. The Soviets were selling raw materials to the Nazi war effort, the US refused to fight and were ready to strike a deal with Hitler. Hitler seemed to many to have won. The determination and resistance shown during the Battle offered hope and set an example of defiance which fuelled morale in the difficult years ahead. It also stopped Germany from carrying out their full invasion of Britain
  4. 4. Churchills role in the BoB● Contrary to popular belief, Churchill did not play a very vital part in the BoB. When confronted by Labour Leader Attlee about what his contribution to the BoB, he replied just words. He had little involvement in military planning but according to RAF pilots, his speeches gave them the boost of morale that gave Britain the extra push it needed.
  5. 5. Why did Germany lose the BoB?● Germany lost the BoB for many reasons, the British had superior Radar technology, some of which the Germans knew nothing about
  6. 6. Why did Germany lose the BoB?● Germany lost the BoB for many reasons, the British had superior Radar technology, some of which the Germans knew nothing about

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