Before there was the Battle of Britain there was the Battle of Britain?
Normally the historians generally agree that German invasion of Great Britain was thwarted in the main by the inability of the German Air Force [Luftwaffe] to gain air supremacy [or superiority] over the British Royal Air Force .
NOT ENTIRELY CORRECT?
Thanks to a recent edition of BBC History Magazine and as extracted from the article by Nick Hewitt.
"THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE OF BRITAIN."
"The Battle of Britain was a humiliation for the Luftwaffe, which may have lost almost 2,000 aircraft and well over 4,000 airmen . . . "
"But in truth, there's little chance that Germany could have invaded England, even if the RAF [Royal Air Force] had been defeated in the Battle of Britain. That's because, some weeks earlier, Britain had already, in effect, been saved."
SAVED AS A RESULT OF THE NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN AND THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE.
THE GERMAN NAVY IN THE AFTERMATH OF NORWAY UNABLE TO MORE OR LESS CARRY OUT ANY MISSION IN SUPPORT OF AN AMPHIBIOUS INVASION OF ENGLAND!
Damage to the German Kriegsmarine: "perhaps the single most determining factor undermining proposals for the invasion of England."
And to this assertion the RAF fighter pilot would say??