World War II Battle of BritainThe British people had no sooner finished rescuing their trapped army from Dunkirk than they found themselves preparing for an attack from the Germans once again. This time, the Nazi menace struck from the air, as Hitler's Luftwaffe bombed the British in an attempt to break their spirit and force Great Britain to accept peace terms. But as the skies above London filled with the German planes, the Royal Air Force pilots, alerted by radar, flew to intercept them. The Luftwaffe had started the Battle of Britain confident that the RAF was no match for German aircraft and skill, but the pilots of the RAF, the people of England, and the bulldog tenacity of Prime Minister Winston Churchill did not intend to give way.
Inside you will read about...- Battle for the Skies
- The Home Front
- The London Blitz
- Churchill at War
- The End of the Battle of Britain
And much more!
The heroism of the RAF and the fortitude of the British people turned Germany's certain victory into defeat, forcing Hitler to abandon his plans to invade England. "We shall never surrender," Churchill vowed, and his words rallied a nation, delivering a blow to the Nazi war machine that would, in the end, prove to be a turning point in World War II.