Battle of Britain

World War II: Blitzkrieg

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Battle of Britain

World War II in Europe from the fall of Poland to Stalingrad (7 September 1940)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

After the French collapse, a pro-German government took power in southern France. Britain was now Hitler's only remaining European enemy. Over the next four months, Germany launched continuous air attacks in an attempt to force the British to come to terms.

Main Events

French government moves to Vichy

British attack on French fleet at Mers el Kebir

Battle of Britain

Second Vienna Award grants part of Transylvania to Hungary

Britain and United States sign Destroyers for Bases Agreement

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