No impact of Battle of Britain

“Since the Luftwaffe didn’t consider that a distinct ‘Battle of Britain’ took place, the battle had no effect on the overall course of the war – other than to give the Americans an unsinkable aircraft carrier.” – “If Britain had given up the struggle in…1940, at least half of the German [army] divisions in the west, plus the crack Afrika Korps, (10 per cent of German Panzer strength), plus nearly all of the aircraft based in western Europe and the Mediterranean would have been used against Russia [in the summer of 1941]. To these should be added the German airborne forces which would not have been decimated in Crete in May 1941. The result would have been a crushing German victory in 1941 or 1942 and a Nazi dominated Europe…” – Christopher Dorne, BBC History Magazine, July 2000.

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