What does battle of britain mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Battle of Britain(noun)

    the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it


  1. Battle of Britain(ProperNoun)

    A series of air engagements between the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the German Luftwaffe during World War II for air superiority over the United Kingdom prior to any German invasion of the islands.


  1. battle of britain

    The Battle of Britain refers to the series of aerial conflicts that took place between the German Luftwaffe and the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II, from July to October 1940. It marked the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. The objective of Germany was to gain air superiority over the RAF in preparation for a possible seaborne invasion of Britain. Despite facing significant manpower and equipment disadvantages, the RAF withstood the German assault, marking a significant turning point in WWII.


  1. Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force, especially Fighter Command. The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "...the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin." The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces, and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. From July 1940, coastal shipping convoys and shipping centres, such as Portsmouth, were the main targets; one month later the Luftwaffe shifted its attacks to RAF airfields and infrastructure. As the battle progressed the Luftwaffe also targeted aircraft factories and ground infrastructure. Eventually the Luftwaffe resorted to attacking areas of political significance and using terror bombing strategy. The failure of Germany to achieve its objectives of destroying Britain's air defences, or forcing Britain to negotiate an armistice or an outright surrender, is considered its first major defeat and a crucial turning point in the Second World War. By preventing Germany from gaining air superiority, the battle ended the threat that Hitler would launch Operation Sea Lion, a proposed amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of battle of britain in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of battle of britain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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