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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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