The Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

The German Luftwaffe vs. The British Royal Air Force

What Happened?

Nazi Germany wanted to achieve dominance over the air by destroying the air force and aircraft industry of Britain. They set off in an invasion that was completely fought in the air.

Who Won?

The British Royal Air Force! The Luftwaffe greatly underestimated the abilities of the British. This resulted in Hitler permanently postponing the invasion. This did not end the bombings, though, as they continued to bomb larger cities such as London, Plymouth, and Coventry.
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