• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

1940-1945 - Amongst historians it had been debated that Churchill's finest moments was his reaction and handling of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.

Extracts from this document...


1940-1945 Amongst historians it had been debated that Churchill's finest moments was his reaction and handling of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. The German Luftwaffe had bee sent to Britain in order to try and destroy the British air force and disrupt our trading ships traveling to the continent. This was never to be a German victory. They never really the had the correct aerial strike force. They were using 109's which were heavy bombing planes which were no good for aerial war and could not fly at low altitudes. This made it much easier for the RAF to destroy these German bombers. The RAF did infect loose many of its fighter planes by the September of 1940. It was vital for Britain to hang on and this war in the skies in order to keep Britain free from German invasion. The British air fleet was able to hold of the Germans and win the war in the skies. Many historians have said that Churchill showed his true heroics by inspiring the RAF to beat the German Luftwaffe and keep British soil independent. ...read more.


He decide that he would stay in London in order to inspire the people of London and show them that he was willing to suffer in the same way that they would do. He made regular speeches and went to see the people who had been victims of the raid. This was a great inspiration to the pubic it was to them a sure sign or heroism that he stayed with the victims during a hard time. Churchill went to the east end of London after it had been heavily attacked and a woman standing in the crowd that spotted him was heard to have said.... 'Look he is here; he does really care'2 This was a true sign that the public had the up most respect for Churchill and that they felt that he was a true hero for sticking by them in their time of need. On the other hand although Churchill stayed in London during the blitz he was in much less danger than the public were. He had been hidden away in a bunker under the ground in absolute danger. ...read more.


El Alamain was a battle which the British did win, much of this credit ,must go to Churchill for his heroics by inspiring this force to go forth and win the day. Many of his speeches would have been heard by the troop and also by the public. So it should be dually noted that Churchill should be commended for his efforts. You have to think though of the strategists that would have helped Churchill make these decisions. These people would have played a large role in the tactics used by the British. This would have been something that Churchill could not have done by himself. Also the german force that the british ewas fighting was a much weaker force then that of their own. The british had a strong air force and the german luftwaffe was quite weak, we out numbered them 2:1 we also had a good stock of supplies whilst the germans did not have very much. It was to be a battle that we could not in the end loose. Churchill did not deserve all of the heroic status that was shone on him. There were many more people that deserved more credit for there actions in the victory at El Alamain. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Britain 1905-1951 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Britain 1905-1951 essays

  1. Dunkirk and The Battle of Britain.

    Britain did have one advantage though, and that was radar. Although unreliable, it allowed the British to track the German raids and send the fighters to where they were needed. The British fighters could stay on the ground until the last minute, so constant patrols were not needed and the

  2. Free essay

    Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

    Another reason you may wish to consider is that there were many thousands In Dunkirk and the beaches of Dunkirk were massive, so it is almost impossible to be able to understand everything that has happened in Dunkirk using only three accounts.

  1. Conservatives 1945 - 51

    regrouping before going forward with any other matter and things such as a restoration in confidence gave the Conservatives a massive ego boost.

  2. How important were Haig's tactics in bringing an end to WW1?

    In East Prussia a series of Russian victories against numerically inferior German forces had made the evacuation of that region by the Germans imminent, when a reinforced German army commanded by General Paul von Hindenburg decisively defeated the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg, fought on August 26-30, 1914.

  1. Dunkirk and the battle of Britain.

    Source A is a written source, a naval officer, Commander Thomas Kerr who was sent across the English Channel to organize the evacuation of British troops, wrote it. I presume the source was very close to May/June 1940. But there is very little detail in the source, which therefor does not make the as useful as it could have been.

  2. The Blitz 1940.

    One of the most devastating effects of the Blitz was on the East End, because the majority of the bombs dropped on London were dropped there. Coventry is remembered as one of the most terrible bombing attacks, partly because the Cathedral was destroyed and became a symbol of the futility of war.

  1. Why was britain able to win the battle of britain

    which were built from steel so they were stronger and harder to destroy as they were malleable. Also they were much quicker as they had jet engines. Compared with the British the German Luftwaffe had better planes such as the Messerschmitt 109 fighter and the Heinkel 3 bomber, they also had more experienced pilots than the RAF.

  2. Why was Britain able to win the Battle of Britain?

    is endless. I have decided to focus my essay on four main areas, Leadership, Tactics, Weaponry and Technology. In my opinion these are the four areas in which helped Britain the most to win the B of B. The first contributing factor as to why Britain was able to win the B of B is Technology.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work