What is the translation of blitzkrieg?
A form of warfare used by German forces in World War II. In a blitzkrieg, troops in vehicles, such as tanks, made quick surprise strikes with support from airplanes. These tactics resulted in the swift German conquest of France in 1940 (see fall of France). Blitzkrieg is German for “lightning war.”
In the event, the battle was won by the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fighter Command, whose victory not only blocked the possibility of invasion but also created the conditions for Great Britain's survival, for the extension of the war, and for the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
- Significance: 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. The Battle of Britain marked the first defeat of Hitler's military forces.
- Battle of Britain is the name commonly given to the effort by the Luftwaffe to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), before a planned sea and airborne invasion of Britain during the Second World War. On 10 July, 1940, the Luftwaffe made their first bomber attack on British ships in the Channel.
- Battle of Britain was a World War II turning point. The Battle of Britain was the aerial conflict between the British and German air forces in the skies over the UK between July and October 1940. It was a decisive turning point of WWII. Its name derives from a speech by Winston Churchill: “The Battle of France is over.
Updated: 2nd October 2019