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Battle of Britain. “Battle of Britain” documentary clip. Battle of Britain. Winston Churchill = Prime Minister (PM) of Great Britain -May 1940 France surrendered to Germany -June 22, 1940. Battle of Britain. August-October 1940

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Battle of Britain
  • Winston Churchill = Prime Minister (PM) of Great Britain

-May 1940

  • France surrendered to Germany

-June 22, 1940

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Battle of Britain
  • August-October 1940

-Germany sent thousands of aircraft to attack British targets

  • Hitler’s plan = destroy Royal Air Force (RAF) to make it possible to invade

-Germans failed

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Battle of Britain
  • British had new technology

-radar

  • British air defenses = more effective than other countries’
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London Blitz
  • September 1940

-German planes began bombing British ports & cities, including London

-Hitler attacked civilians = tried to break the will to fight; demoralize

-fires often worse than bombs

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London Blitz
  • 57 straight nights
  • people took shelter in the Underground (subway)
  • children evacuated to countryside/north
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Battle of Britain
  • bombing continued, but British refused to give in
  • early 1941

-Hitler called off his plans to invade Britain

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