In what year did the Battle of Britain and the Blitz take place?
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over the skies of Britain in 1940 during WWII. The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against British cities from 1940-1941. The British people showed remarkable courage and resilience in the face of this immense danger.
The Battle of Britain & The Blitz
Battle of Britain: A major air campaign during World War II in which the British Royal Air Force successfully defended the United Kingdom against Nazi Germany's aerial attacks. The Blitz: A period of sustained bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during World War II. It lasted from 7 September 1940 to 10 May 1941. Luftwaffe: The air force of Nazi Germany during World War II, which was used to carry out many of the aerial attacks during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. During the Blitz, a total of 43,000 civilians were killed and over 2 million homes were destroyed or damaged. The Battle of Britain saw the first use of radar systems to track enemy aircraft.
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Work together in pairs: What strategies did the British use to defend against the Blitz?
Work together in pairs: What were the effects of the Battle of Britain and The Blitz on civilian life in Britain?
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What year did the Battle of Britain take place?
What was the main aircraft used by the RAF during the Battle of Britain?
Which country was the Battle of Britain fought against?
- United States
The Battle of Britain was a decisive victory for the _______.
- German Army
- British Army
- Royal Air Force
- US Navy
The Blitz was the name given to a bombing campaign by the _______ against Britain during WWII.
- Italian Air Force
- Royal Air Force
- US Air Force