FC: By: Jailynn Jackson | Battle of Britain
1: The Battle of Britain all started with Adolf Hitler.... | He ordered his generals to invade Britain | 1940
2: The Luftwaffe was a group of aircraft fighters for the Germans | The RAF was the aircraft fighters for the Britain
3: Britain had an advantage over them because they new when they were coming, they had radars | Advantages | British also had the advantage of being closer to the airfeilds
4: However..... | German Pilots has more combat experience
5: Britain had no allies
7: The exact day he plans to attack was to be made by Hitler, and on this day the Germans were going to attack the British. This attack was called Adlertag. | June 10, 1940
8: The battle was mainly fought over Southern England | First battle where it was all fought in the air....
9: The RAF was winning... The Luftwaffe lost 248 fighters and the RAF lost only 148
10: The Luftwaffe got impatient with being out numbered and basically losing that they decided they were going to intensify the war. The operation was called Sea Lion.
11: The official date of the attack was supposed to be August 10, 1940, Eagle Day. But due to the weather it was moved to August 12, 1940.
12: August 12, 1940 | The German Air force began its mass bomber attacks on British radar stations, aircraft factories, and fighter airfields
13: 84 fighters were killed and 8 air bases were destroyed
14: The Germans got all but one air base and it soon backfired. The radar picked up a signal that the Germans were coming and the British were able to shoot down 46 of the German aircrafts. The only loss 13 of their own.
15: This also happened on the 14th and 15th with 75 German aircrafts down and only 35 British
16: Another idea is proposed | The Luftwaffe is desperate.....
17: Smaller bomber groups would be used with heavier fighter escort in the hopes of drawing the RAF into a loaded fight. If this happens, then Germany wins the Battle of Brittain
18: Advantages | The Germans can afford to loose the aircraft fighter, the RAF cannot...
19: However | A fighter accidentally bombed London | Although this was painful to the British, they were able to take break | This break gave strength to the British to beat up the German a little more
20: Luftwaffe eventually could not take anymore... | The Sea Lion operation was Postponed | Battle of Britain is over
21: Britain Wins!!
22: Works Cited | http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/britain/airbattle.html http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_britain.htm http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWbritainB.htm