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East asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Why couldn’t the UK send an equal number of planes to shoot down German bombers in WWII?

In World War II, Germany sent hundreds of bombers per night, night after night, to attack London and other cities.

Why couldn’t the Royal Air Force simply send a huge number of planes to attack the fleets of bombers?

I don’t understand why British cities seemed to just be defended by anti-aircraft guns and small numbers of planes.

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    At first Germany bombed ball bearing plants making it impossible to build planes, later German ignorance converted to civilian terror attacks, and underground plants allowed the British to get ever stronger

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