Did you know the Battle of Britain was the first major military campaign fought entirely in the air?
In the summer of 1940, Adolf Hitler and his henchman, Luftwaffe Commander-in-Chief Hermann Göring, began their attempt to clear the skies over England to invade Great Britain. Despite very long odds, the Royal Air Force stood its ground, prevented the German invasion, and helped turn the tide of WWII.
The valiant stand of the RAF fighter pilots (known today as “The Few” because of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s famous speech) not only saved England from Hitler but also motivated and inspired the people and leadership of the United States, which sent increasing amounts of weapons and supplies to the United Kingdom.
In Captivating History’s The Battle of Britain, you will learn about the following:
- The strategy and tactics of air warfare developed between WWI and WWII
- How the Germans secretly created the foundations of its WWII air force, the Luftwaffe, in the Soviet Union
- How young German men learned to fly even though they had no planes
- How the British and Germans developed radar at almost the same time and how British radar was much more effective and better run
- The women of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force or WAAFs
- How British and German fighters stacked up against each other
- How the Germans almost won the battle
- The cost born by the British people
- Some of the most famous figures from the battle, such as Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring, Hugh Dowding, and many more
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Opening CreditsDuración: 15s
Chapter 1 – Sausages?Duración: 36min
Chapter 2 – BlitzkriegDuración: 14min
Chapter 3 – Sealions and SpitfiresDuración: 13min
Chapter 4 – Supporting CastDuración: 05min
Chapter 5 – British Early Warning SystemsDuración: 17min
Chapter 6 – Warm-upsDuración: 14min
Chapter 7 – Tactics and CommandDuración: 16min
Chapter 8 – “Wir fliegen gegen England!” (“We fly against England!”)Duración: 08min
Chapter 9 – “Adlerangriff”Duración: 32min
Chapter 10 – Göring Changes Plans, and the British Grit Their TeethDuración: 24min
Ending CreditsDuración: 26s