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76 nights, 4000 killed
Last gasp (date)
31st August 1940
lost almost 300 planes, 170 damaged
Luftwaffe accidentally bomb London
Luftwaffe purposely bomb London
1,173 planes and 510 pilots
1,733 planes and 3,400 airmen
Radar picks up
75 miles away
upto 350 feet tall
German Strategy change
2 weeks left
Dowding beleives RAF has
Civilian Repair Organisation
Lord Beaverbrook sets up
250% in 1940
Lord B increases production
4000 fighters to Germany's 3000 in 1940
Location at which the French had to be evacuated by the British. Over 330,000 soldiers were rescued in the "miracle of the little ships."
British defense was based on the "Dowding System", the complex infrastructure of detection, command, and control that ran the battle. It was named after its chief architect, Air Chief Marshal Sir H.C.T. "Stuffy" Dowding,…
Initial target of the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain
After radar operations the next attack of the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain
fast, maneuverable British fighter plane that helped England win the Battle of Britain
German fighter plane
French line of fortifications on the eastern French border.
Lighting Wars type of fast-moving warfare used by German forces against Poland in 1939
A German word that means tank (wikipedia) Emily
German Air Force
Name for the time between fall of 1939 and April of 1940 when general mobilization for the war began, but few if any battles were being fought. Some referred to it as the "sitzkrieg."
Strategy that French employed along the Maginot Line. Defensive position.
June 21st 1940
French surrender to the Germans
those in Ireland who wanted to gain more independence for Ireland from Britain
A government of all left-wing parties that took power in France in 1936 to enact social and economic reforms.
June 1940 - September 1940
To invade Great Britain
Who commanded the Luftwaffe?
Sir Hugh Dowding
Who headed the RAF?
Operation Sea Lion
Name of operation
What were the Luftwaffe's targets?
To attack England's coastline, to attack the RAF and to attack British towns and cities
17 September 1940
When was Operation Sea Lion called off indefinitely
What does Blitzkreig mean?
Lightning war - speed and surprise
Why was Great Britain successful?
Because of the RAF's technology (Spitfire and Hurricane) and because British pilots worked extremely hard