Battle of Britain - Will Skinner
In world war one they had to fight on ground but in world war two it was a different kind of war as it was on both on ground and air
In July 1940, Hitler gave orders for the preparation of a seaborn invasion of Britain, called . To make this easier, he sent the Luftwaffe (German air force) o destroy Britain's Royal Air Force first.

When did the battle of
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Royal Air Force plane - Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI
britain end

The war ended at 31 October 1940, is generally considered to be the end of the Battle of Britain, after the RAF caused considerable damage to the Luftwaffe


Why did the German air force attack?
German leaders felt it was essential to destroy the British air force to stop it sinking the ships that would carry German soldiers across the Channel.

What is known as the "battle of britain"
Battle of Britain is the name commonly given to the effort by the Luftwaffe to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), before a planned sea and airborne invasion of Britain during the Second World War. The Luftwaffe tried to destroy the Royal Air Force
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries through the Second World War.
On 10 July, 1940, the Luftwaffe made their first bomber attack on British ships in the Channel.
In August, 1940 the German air force began its mass bomber attacks on British airfields, harbours, aircraft factories and radar stations. During the next three months the Royal Air Force lost 792 planes and over 500 pilots were killed.
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German Messerschmitts Bf 109




Operation Sealion

In July 1940, Hitler gave orders for the preparation of a seaborn invasion of Britain, called Operation Sealion. To make this easier, he sent the Luftwaffe (German air force) to destroy Britain's Royal Air Force first.