Why Did Hitler Lose The Second World War

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The first indication that bombings might not be the ultimate way to destroy your enemy came during the Nazi’s invasion of France, when Hitler halted his troops on the “24 of May twenty miles outside Dunkirk” where a large group of allied forces had been surrounded. The reason for this halt being that Göring had promised Hitler that he could “bomb the enemy into submission”. Göring ultimately failed on his objective to destroy these allied forces for two reasons, one being that “bad weather frequently grounded the planes, [also] at this stage [the planes] did not fly at night”. There was, however, a more important reason, which was “the Luftwaffe met their first strong opposition by an air force that was to prove their match”, this ultimately being Great Britain’s Royal Air Force. This was the first time during the Second World War that the Luftwaffe had had a significant defeat, and ultimately was one of Nazi Germany greatest failures during the …show more content…
Although Göring tried to claim these were of the same importance as the airfields, according to the British “these could in no case be described as military importance”. He also used the same tactics of destroying residential areas “in Portland, Dover and Manston, all of which were heavily attacked.”, also “there was fierce fighting over the North Foreland, Gravesend and Deal” as the airfields in those areas were being bombed as well. This shows the Göring knew that he would not be able to win this battle if it came down to the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force. He realized that his pilots would not be able to win this battle on their own. This resulted in Göring to start targeting more residential areas as he had had success in weakening resistance and destroying the civilians moral when domestic areas were

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