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    A key example comes from General Giulio Douhet who intensively believed that the development of the aircraft would change the nature of war forever, “it [made it] possible to go far behind the fortified lines of defense without first breaking through them”. He made it very clear in his book The Command of the air that he strongly believed that having a powerful air force would ultimately win you the war, as airstrikes were indefensible. Herman Göring, the leader of the German Luftwaffe strongly used Douhet’s theories in his planning of the airstrikes which went along with the Nazi Blitzkrieg that decimated most of Western Europe. In this essay I will illustrate that the strategies that were formulated by Douhet and used by generals such as Göring were for the most part unsuccessful, as clearly seen in the Battle of Britain, I will show that although the nature of war was changed by the use of airplanes, war can not be won by the use of an air…

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    How Hitler Lost The War

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    How Hitler Lost the War On September 1st 1939 Adolf Hitler changed the course of history forever by starting World War II when he invaded Poland. Then on April 30th 1945 this man that shocked the world with his actions committed suicide in his safety bunker. Hitler/Germany controlled the war for an extended amount of time but how much of this time was actually due to Hitler’s military strategies? Could Hitler have won the war by changing some of his strategies? No matter what you say about…

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    from enemy’s aerial attacks, and in position to prevent enemy’s air support to its land or see operations.2 Overall importance of having the air superiority, or “command of the air”, is to be able to attack enemy from the air, anytime and anywhere choosing the targets, and means to destroy them. Example of the air superiority’s importance can be seen during the Combined Bomber Offensive in 1945. After destroying Luftwaffe and gaining air superiority, British and American raids on Germany become…

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    How Did the Versailles Treaty Help Cause World War Ⅱ There is no excuse on how the Treaty of Versailles treated the Germans. No one should ever be treated like how the Germans were treated during the Treaty and the War. Would you like it if you were in the German people shoes? On November 1918 World War Ⅰ ended and seven and a half months , later on June 28,1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed by allied nations such as Great Britain, France, and a defeated Germany. The…

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    Air war: Battle 1: Britian They then concentrated on destroying the RAF, before turning their attention to the destruction of London A key event in the Battle of Britain (known as Battle of Britain Day) took place on 15th September 1940. The Battle of Britain is about to begin.” The first German bombing raids took place on 10th July 1940. On this day, Germany launched a massive assault on London and filled the skies with a large number of bombers and fighter planes. Although exact figures are…

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    Franco Regime Fascist

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    Examining the way Franco ruled there are different arguments that could be to said that Franco showed a Fascist Approach but only to an extent as there were similar occasions that showed he was more of an authoritarian than a complete fascist leader as there were some social and economic regulations that wasn’t under Franco’s control. Franco gained power through victory in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 till his death, within these years there are occasions where Franco has achieved power…

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    Germany falls in the Battle of Britain! After not being able to claim superiority in the sky over Britain, Germany falls back in retreat on October 31, 1940. There are many questions asked by different people like. What was the Battle of Britain? Who won the battle? How was this battle won? And, Why was this victory important to WWII? Well, I hope to answer all the criteria of these questions. What was the Battle of Britain? Well first let's define what a battle is. A battle is usually a fight…

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    British Air Defence Essay

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    Air superiority during war is a make or break capability. To own the air not only with the use of a strong Air Force, but to rule it with a defensive posture. The anti-air capabilities of England during World War II set an example for what air defense can do and how effective it can be. The Battle of Britain was an air war that was conducted mostly over the skies of Britain and above the English Channel. The German Air Force, also known as the Luftwaffe, was conducting deep air raids into…

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    Britain is about to begin” Winston Churchill. The Battle of Britain was an aerial battle between Great Britain and the Nazi’s, a battle between Churchill and Hitler, and a battle between the Royal Air Force (RAF) and The Luftwaffe. The Battle of Britain had an affect on World War II because of the Airstrikes on British cities, the first uses of the air force, and the Nazi’s first big loss. A major part of the Battle of Britain was the airstrike's by the Nazi’s on British cities. First…

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    Account for the Luftwaffe’s failure to win the Battle of Britain. In 1941, Britain stood on the precipice of German invasion, the only thing in their way, the Royal Air Force, “hopelessly outnumbered, horribly outgunned, [they] battled desperately and somehow, despite the odds, emerged victorious.” With all the odds stacked in their favour, buoyed from their recent success in France, the German Luftwaffe still failed to win the battle in the skies over Britain. This essay will provide a…

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