In early 1942, the British were making early plans for bombing raids on the German home front. Lord Cherwell unveiled the best plan that the British air force could create at that time in the war. It was determined that until war supply factories could be found and targeted, the best approach, until better plans could be developed was to bomb working class towns in order to do the most damage to German morale. At the time, this plan was only revealed to British cabinet members. Later, when the US was able to participate in bombing strategies, the locations of other sites would be discussed.
Hitler realized that an invasion of Britain could succeed if Germany gained control of the air. In the beginning of August 1940, the Luftwaffe -the German air force- launched a major offensive attack. The British fought back wit determination. They were supported by an effective radar system that gave them early warning of German attacks. In September, in retaliation for a British attack on Berlin, Hitler ordered a shift in strategy. Instead of bombing military bases, the Luftwaffe began massive bombing of British cities. Hitler hoped in this way he would be able to break British morale. Instead, because military targets were not being hit, the British were able to rebuild their air strength. Soon, the British air force was conflicting major losses on Luftwaffe bombing. At the end of September, Hitler postponed the invasion of Britain indefinitely.
The word "clobber" was from British air force slang, probably related to bombing. It was used as early as 1941. Please see the related link below.
to force the Middle and Southern colonies to surrender.
In 1942 the Royal Air Force, USAAF and RCAF were heavily engaged in bombing Germany. Basically the Americans mounted huge daily bombing raids and the British and Canadians bombed at night.
In WW 2 the task given to the Strategic Air Force by the Casablanca Directive was the early bombing of Germany as the war opened in the West. This bombing was intensified in May of 1943. The bombing resulted in the overall command of the skies in Western Europe.
to 1940-1945 by USAAF Eighth Air Force, strategic bombing of Germany and the Red Air Force.
The American Expeditionary Force
Yes, radar helped to pick up German aircraft after about 1940.
B-17 Fortresses of the USAAF were in operation on 10th December 1941, bombing Japanese ships. - However American made Martin Maryland's were used by the French Air Force in early 1940 in Europe and North Africa. By early 1941 the British RAF was using these same Marylands in Libya and Malta.
He found 16,000 troops and placed cannons in front of the British ships.
The British air force was, and still is called the Royal Air Force.
AnswerThe bombing of London is commonly called the London Blitz, or simply, the Blitz. The word derives from the German term blitzkrieg, which refers to the World War II Nazi strategy using targeted, fast-moving, overwhelming force in order to make it difficult for the enemy to respond. AnswerI believe you are referring to the bombing of London during WWII by Nazi Germany. The word for it is called a "blitzkrieg" In German, it means "lighting war."
Yes, radar and also listening posts helped detect incoming aircraft, but it took fighters to destroy them.
YES. The Royal Air Force defeated the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, and staged night bombing raids on german cities. The RAF flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lancasters, Wellingtons, Halifaxes, Mosquitoes and other aircraft.
Battle of Britain July 10-October 31 1940 Original idea was not to make British surrender because of bombing, but guarantee invasion by eliminating British air defence. But later Germans switched to bomb cities and that was probably Hitler's big mistake.
Hitler believed that by targeting civilians he could force the British to surrender and on 7th September 1940 began his daily bombing campaign. London was the main target but other major cities were also bombed. Casualties were high. On the first day of bombing 430 people were killed and 1,600 badly injured.
The British strategy in the Revolutionary War was to isolate New England, the heart of the rebellion. They would occupy New York and link up with a force marching south from Canada, thus cutting off New England from the rest of the colonies. For this plan to succeed, the British needed only a decisive victory over Washington's fledgeling army.
The British strategy in the Revolutionary War was to isolate New England, the heart of the rebellion. They would occupy New York and link up with a force marching south from Canada, thus cutting off New England from the rest of the colonies. For this plan to succeed, the British needed only a decisive victory over Washington's fledgling army.
Howard J. Sandall has written: 'We wage war by night' -- subject(s): Great Britain. Royal Air Force, British Personal narratives, Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Squadron, No. 622, British Aerial operations, Officers, Aerial Bombing, Airmen, Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945, History, Biography, British Regimental histories
The Blitz lasted from September 7, 1940 - May 21, 1941. 42,000 British civilians died in the bombing, far fewer than the British government had feared while the Germans air force lost 3,363 men.
By superior force, strategy and tactics.
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General Douglas Haig was in charge of the British force on the Somme in World War I.
With cannons, he might be able to force te British out of boston
The British did board the colonist ships, because they were the colonists. The acts of impressment, when British naval soldiers would commandeer American merchant ships in order to force the sailors to fight under the British Crown against Napoleon did not occur until the early 1800s.
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