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Confrontation between "Charlie" and the Luftwaffe: from the memoirs of a German pilot during World War II

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One of the pages of the Second World War is the confrontation between German and British pilots. The page is very specific, as is the confrontation itself.


German aviation (Luftwaffe), despite the fact that the initial strikes on the British Isles went according to plan, at the next stage of the campaign began to suffer significant losses. And for all the intensity of the bombing of major British cities, including London and Liverpool, the number of casualties on the ground was not as great as it was expected in the Third Reich.

To improve the efficiency of their air operations, the Germans decided to bomb British cities at night. At one stage of the bombing, the number of night attacks was about 1,5 times greater than the daytime.

A video was released on the Diodand channel, which presents the memories of the German pilot Adolf Galland. The video tells about what setbacks the German pilots suffered during the attacks on Great Britain. Galland's reasoning is presented in which he tries to determine the cause of these failures. The German calls the British pilots "Charlie" and talks about their tactics in the air.

It is noted that in the end the British decided to borrow the order of battle from the Germans.

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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 September 2020 15: 08
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    The loser is always looking for an excuse to fail. Germany lost the "Battle of Britain" not because the losses were too great, but because the leadership of the Reich itself did not know what it wanted. Defeat Britain or ... win it over to your side! The United States at that moment was neutral, the USSR had not yet been attacked. If Chamberlain had remained in power in Britain, Hitler's plan had a chance. But Churchill had a different opinion ...
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 19 September 2020 22: 27
      +3
      ... The loser is always looking for an excuse to fail.

      And Galland is not looking for any excuses. He is a talented, ambitious expert, a dude with a cigar, a sybarite, a darling of the first triumphs of the Luftwaffe (which, among other experts, created), from whom they made an administrator.
      In addition, I do not quite understand what connection between the bomber aircraft and Dolphi (I mean the author's announcement for the video) is not his profile. Fat Herman hanged all the dogs on him for his failures.
      And so Dolphi has nothing to reproach herself with, and certainly not justify herself to someone.

      ... but because the leadership of the Reich itself did not know what it wants

      Forcing the Kingdom to peace, not its military defeat (which is utopian), this is obvious. Even in the case of the occupation of the mother country and the swastika over Parliament, this would not mean the surrender of Britain.
      1. iouris
        iouris 20 September 2020 11: 34
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        Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        He is a talented, ambitious expert, a dude with a cigar, a sybarite, a darling of the first triumphs of the Luftwaffe (which, among other experts, created), from whom they made an administrator.

        Among the requirements for an expert, there are no such requirements as talent, ambition, fancy, etc.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 20 September 2020 11: 41
          +1
          Among the requirements for an expert, there are no such requirements as talent, ambition, fancy, etc.

          why's that? What are the "requirements" in general?
    2. alpamys
      alpamys 23 September 2020 14: 55
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      but because the leadership of the Reich itself did not know what it wants. Defeat Britain or ... win it over to your side!

      from 2:30 an explanation of this "throwing".