Why was the Battle of Britain an important victory for Britain?
== == After the fall of France most countries felt the war was
over. The British seemed surrounded and corner, with no real
allies. The Soviets were selling raw materials to the Nazi war
effort, the US cowardly refused to fight, Hitler seemed to many to
have won. An era of darkness was expected to fall upon the human
The Spanish, French, Turkish and US Generals were ready to cut a
deal with Hitler and after the defeat of the British airforce and
surrender, however it did not happen.
The UK air force may have been outnumbered 3 to 1 but the
British had superior radar, intelligence, tactics, planes and
pilots. This not only saved the UK but the world also.
If Britain had lost then the whole of Europe, Asia, Africa, the
Arab world and inevitably the Americas would be under Nazi rule.
The light of mankind would indeed have been extinguished.
After the British victory, with courageous help from other
allies such as Czech, Polish, NZ pilots, Hitler was heart broken.
He said the defeat of the German airforce was the main reason for
his defeat, he felt his whole dream of world domination had
In a fit of anger and bewilderment he invaded his closest allie
the Soviet Union. Not one German general agreed with this as it
seemed unimportant to the Nazi war effort. The defeat at the BOB
had repercussions as the Japanese in a fit of similar craed anger
attacked the USA a country over twice the sieof them, again for no
The BOB was the key turning point in WWII and the most important
battle in the history of war fare. No battle before or since held
so much importance.
To be able to invade Britain, Germany needed control of the
skies so the German air force ( or Luftwaffe )attacked British air
fields and shipping and then turned on to the cities of Britain.
Control of the skies would help the Germans massively in invading
Britain but the RAF did successfully fend of the air attacks and
inflicted much larger casualties on the Germans then their own and
so Hitler put the invasion date back and back as the German air
force casualties mounted and more and more men were put into the
newly opened soviet offensive and after 1941 USA entered the war
and the soviets began to push the Germans back.The Americans and
Britain began to retake German held areas in north Africa and with
Masses of American troops now in Britain the invasion of Britain
was finally called of forever. So if the RAF didn't defeat the
Luftwaffe in the battle of Britain the Germans could have invaded
Britain and possibly stopped America joining the war and would have
meant the Germans could put more men in taking control of the
soviet union so yes the battle of Britain was a major factor in the
outcome of the war.