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December 19, 2014

Das ist ein Katzensprung

"Hitler almost destroyed RAF by striking their airbases. Churchill conducted a bomb-raid on Berlin civillians. Hitler retaliated by bombing London. This saved RAF, as if their airbases had been bombed instead of London Germany would have won the war. Is this true/false?"

In my opinion, the German error in the Battle of Britain was attacking an enemy that they had no way of knocking out of the war and who had greater aircraft production. Since neither the Kriegsmarine nor the Luftwaffe could make an invasion of the British Isles possible and there was no capability to starve the British, the Germans never had the capacity to defeat the UK. None of this should detract from the heroism of “the few,” but despite how desperate it seemed at the time the British were winning the Battle of Britain from the outset.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 19, 2014 10:12 AM