Hitler desperately wanted Britain to surrender (7/10)

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Before the fighting had even began, Hitler had little intention of fighting Britain. He knew that the British Empire was an opponent to not be underestimated, and that in order to attain military dominance of the continent a war with Britain was not necessary. Thinking that the British government would act to preserve the Empire rather than the old world order they had established in Europe, he made numerous offers of peace to the British – all of which were rejected.

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