ARWB01R asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What did Hitler's plan for defeating Britain rely upon?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    He wanted to take over the world

    but mannn was it an EPIC FAIL!

  • 1 decade ago

    He needed to get air superiority to continue operation Sealion. This he failed with the defeat of the Luftwaffe over the UK during the Battle of Britain. No air superiority would mean the invasion fleet would be shot and bombed to bits. Although the Royal Navy would have got in the way big time.

    He also tried blockade by U boats and surface raiders like Bismark and Tirpiz. Both sunk as were others. That tactic also failed though it did come close. The UK was on rations until well after the war finished.

  • Tim D
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It relied on gaining air superiority over the south coast; the clearing of British mines from the Channel and the defence of both ends of the Channel with German mines; the destruction of British naval forces in the Channel ports and the distraction of the North Sea and Mediterranean units, preventing them from interfering in the Channel; and neutralising any British submarine offensive against German landing forces.

    General Franz Halder was given the responsibility of creating these plans (christened Sealion). The question is whether Germany actually intended to invade or to appear to be about to invade and thereby provoke Britain to sue for peace – the timescale of the invasion plans (just over one month from conception to implementation), the lack of suitable landing craft, and the disagreements between German navy and army suggest that Sealion was intended to pressurise Britain into talks rather than actually invade.

    Larger Royal Navy warships had been forced to leave the Channel, RAF and radar stations had been attacked and damaged, heavy artillery established in France had begun to fire on Dover – things seemed to be going Germany's way. Britain, outnumbered and under intense pressure, frustratingly refused to sue for peace. The German navy, unable to land and protect troops over the wide front that Halder planned argued for a narrow landing area, Halder could not agree saying that to land in such a small beachead would be akin to putting the invading forces through a sausage machine – this situation created an obstacle that could not be resolved in the time limits placed on the operation by Hitler. He, having agreed to limit the width of the invasion's landing, was then forced to agree with von Runstedt and Halder that it was too dangerous to land, preferring to keep the pressure on Britain through U-boat attacks on the North Atlantic convoys. However he did not call off the attacks on the RAF and, by the time Germany had lost the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe had been seriously and permanently damaged – rendering them less effective against the Soviet Union.

  • Sean
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Blitz.

    The Blitz was sustained bombing of Britain by the Nazi German Lutwaffe. The first attacks were on London which was bombed over 57 times in a row, the attacks then moved to other British cities such as Coventry, Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Sheffield.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The use of air power, to demoralize and terrorize the British population and try to pound Britain into submission.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    he wanted to unify europe, after capturing france , he made peace proposals to england , who refused and joined with the us against a united europe.

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