Battle of Britain
Operation Sea Lion
Where did it take place?
At the beginning of the battle, the Luftwaffe focused their firepower on shipping in the English Channel in Britain. They also attacked coastal towns and defenses around rural areas, then moved on to central London, and the south coast.
When did the war start?
June 18, 1940 Churchill announced that The Battle of France is over. June 22, France surrendered to Germany and Hitler turned his attention to Britain.
July 10th 1940, the battle of Britain started which was a war between Germany and Britain
What happened during the war?
The Battle of Britain took place when the Luftwaffe attempted to win air superiority over southern England from the Royal Air Force as an essential prerequisite for the invasion of this country by German naval and land forces. For the British, it ran from 10 July - 31 October 1940. For the Germans it began on 13 August, Adlertag or "Eagle Day".
Why did this impact world history?
Who were of significance during that war?
Hitler - Dictator
Luftwaffe- German airforce
Head of the Luftwaffe army- Herman Goering
British RAF - Royal Air Force
Head of the British RAF - Sir Hugh Dowding
Winston Churchill- Prime minister at the time
a photo which includes a group of German Luftwaffe soldiers posing in front of their planes
many German planes had to travel great lengths to get to their enemy Britain
RAF staff photo
a certain squadron of the Royal Air Force