Battle of Britain
- Operation sea lion and the beginning of the air war.
- This was Hitlers plan to invade Britain.
- Germany needed to control the air before this was possible.
- Luftwaffe- German air force (bombing factories, hangers, runways, radar, and convoys).
- The Royal Air force (RAF) vs. Luftwaffe
- British control of Enigma. Able to encode German attacks, etc.
- RAF bombs Berlin. So Hitler bombs London (79 nights)
- Winston Churchill leader of Britain. St. Paul's cathedral a sign of resistance.
- Americans begin the lend lease policy.
- Churchill elected prime minister after fall of France.
- Churchill famous for his speeches.
The Battle of Britain was also know as Operation Sea Lion. This was the beginning of air war. Before Hitler was able to send his troops on land, to invade Britain. He first needed to take control of the air. Luftwaffe was Germany's air force. Germany's strategy was to bomb Britain's factories, hangers, runways, radar, and convoys. If Germany took all these things out it would have changes the war. The royal air force of Britain, bombed Berlin. In retaliation, Germany bombed London for 79 nights straight. British had control of Enigma, which gave them a huge advantage because they were able to find out when and where Germany was planning to attack.