The Last British Domino Standing

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“The Battle of France is over…the Battle of Britain is about to begin.” These words were broadcasted throughout the British radio in the House of Commons in June 18, 1940. He who spoke these words was one of the most important Allied figures during World War II; British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The speech was basically about how it was up to the British people to hold the line against the German forces who had just defeated France. What happened during and after the Battle of Britain? What strategies, weapons, and tools were used during the Battle of Britain? How did the tactics and weaponry utilized in this battle determine the outcome conclusion? On September 1939 the world had once again plunged into world war after Germany invaded Poland. As the Germans invaded Poland, British and French forces came to the aid; resulting in the most destructive war in history (Overy 80). Like many wars, World War II consisted of numerous battles that took place in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Most of these battles lead to another, but important battles lead to turning points in the war. With the act of skill, determination, and bravery the Allied forces were able to defeat the Axis forces. By the time World War II had ended a minimum of 55 million people died (Overy 80). One of these historical battles that were remembered on the act of valor was known as the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain was mainly fought to determine the overall superiority of the skies of England (Hough and Richards 47). This battle was eventually the first turning point that would slowly but surely end the German forces. In a documentary video broadcasted on television produced by Taylor Downing titled “The Battle of Britain” from the series show “Th... ... middle of paper ... ... Cited ---.“Battle of Britain.” 2012. The History Channel website. Mar 20 2012, 4:36 ---.“The Battle of Britain.” The Lost Evidence. Dir. Colin Barratt. Prod. Taylor Downing. Military History. 20 March 2012. Television. ---.“Winston Churchill Rallies British Citizens.” 2012. The History Channel website. Mar 20 2012, 12:44 Hough, Richard, and Denis Richards. The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air Battle of World War II. New York: Norton, 1990. Print. Mosley, Leonard. Battle of Britain, by Leonard Mosley and the Editors of Time-Life Books. Time-Life, 1977. Print. Overy, R J. Hammond Atlas of the 20th Century. London: Times Books, 1999. Wrigley, Chris. Winston Churchill: A Biographical Companion. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2002. Print.

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