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Was the Battle of Britain or the Battle of the Atlantic more important?

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2008-05-10 20:28:12
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== == Both are of EQUAL importance, but for different reasons. The Battle Of Britain foresalled and eventually prevented an invasion of Great Britain by the Nazis. This allowed for the build up of forces in Britain, that eventually resulted in the D-Day landings in Normandy in June of 1944. The Battle Of The Atlantic was the LONGEST battle of the entire war, and it ebbed and flowed for five full years. The ability of the Allies to get much needed supplies and food to Britain was dependent on the cross Atlantic convoys. Much of the equipment that was used by the Allies on June the 6th and afterwards, came across the ocean by ship, and so did 60 percent of the men who were involved in those landings. The German U-boat service had a total of about 39,000 men during the second world war, of which 29,000 were lost at sea. A very high casualty figure, and most of those sinkings took place in the Atlantic ocean.

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Both were of equal importance to their respective countries.

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what batle be more specific

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