The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

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  • August 1st 1940
  • August 13th 1940
  • August 15th
  • Hitler decreed the Battle of Britain with the command "The German Air Force is to overcome the British Air Force with all means at its disposal, and as soon as possible."
  • August 17th 1940
  • "Eagle Day". The Luftwaffe launched its offensive against Britain, with 1,485 sorties. The Germans lost 45 planes and the RAF 13.
  • August 25th 1940
  • A day of intense attacks. The Luftwaffe launched a total of 1,790 sorties and lose 75 planes. The RAF lost 34.
  • September 7th 1940
  • The Germans established an 'operational area' around Britain. In it, any ship was to be sunk without warning.
  • The RAF launched its first raid on Berlin.
  • Some 300 German bombers, escorted by 600fighters, attack London.
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