Re: Hilter's downfall - when did it start?
- From: John Anderton <John1_andertonNOSPAMTHANKS@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 12:17:51 -0400
On Sun, 01 Apr 2007 15:19:08 -0400, Dave Smith
probably thought that Britain was bluffing with its threat to go to war
Depends who you mean by "They". Hitler and Ribbentrop were of that
opinion but I'm not aware of any others in the German leadership.
Perhaps they miscalculated Britain's resolve, or maybe they
thought they could handle Britain and France militarily. Whichever the
case may be, they did get away with it at first, and it was events that
took place much later that make it look like a bad move in retrospect.
"much later" ? I'd say about a day and a half later.
The question was when things started to go bad for
Hitler, and I thing that you have to consider that, luck or not, he was
indeed in a winning streak for a while, rolling over Czechoslovakia,
Poland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and the USSR,
plus Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Greece, Estonia, Latvia
and the German navy
was a threat to Britain's supply lines and the Luftwaffe had Britain on its
Britain was never, at any point in the war, "on its knees" outside of
propaganda speeches and Hollywood films.
Hindsight may tell us that calling off the assault on
Britain when they were so close to destroying the RAF
I suggest you do a little research into the strength and abilities of
the RAF and Luftwaffe throughout 1940 before making any more
statements like this. The RAF was never in any danger of being
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