On the 4th of September 1940 in a long address at the Sportpalast Hitler shifted the Luftwaffe’s attention away from military targets to focus instead on London and other major English cities in retaliation for the Royal Air Force’s night bombing raids over Germany. This shift in strategy would prove to be the unraveling of Hitler’s campaign to invade Britain, giving the RAF precious time to recover from the relentless bombing raids on airfields and manufacturing plants. While London took the full force of Hitler’s fury, the RAF were able to regroup, rebuild and remount a last ditch effort to drive the Luftwaffe from British skies. But what if this pivotal battle had gone a different way? What if Hitler had stayed the course and continued to bomb already exhausted military targets, gaining dominance of the skies over the last resistant force in Europe? What would the repercussions have been for the world if the RAF had lost The Battle of Britain?