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Why was the British able to win the Battle of Britain?

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By Beth Thompson Why was the British able to win the Battle of Britain? The world thought that Germany would win The Battle of Britain but they were wrong. This essay will explain to you how and why Britain won the battle. The reasons that I am about to tell you about are all factors that are continued throughout the whole battle. ...read more.


To link this point the British had better intelligence than the Germans did. This allowed the British to gather information on the Germans, asses it and spread it to the officers and pilots (R.A.F). British developed scientific system of air defence. This involved Radar, telephone communication, a map of lights which organise when planes need to go out and when they need refuelling. ...read more.


Also Germans stopped bombing British airfields and started bombing London. This changed the position of win. British air stations were still in working order as they weren't being bombed. In conclusion, my views on why the British won was because of the Germans changing the area they bombed. As soon as the Germans stopped bombing the airfields it gave the British an advantage. This advantage was that the British pilots and planes had time to reorganise and rebuild their numbers. ...read more.

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