May I comment on these two statements? a) Any army loses during a large scale campaign. The German losses were, however, neclectable weighing the military and economic gains. Compared to the losses of the BEF and RAF, I feel it is hard to defend a statement as if the German losses during the brief campaign were hardest felt on their side. More importantly, the core of the German field-army had gained irreplaceable battle experience. For one thing, the Germans learnt that their arty tactics had been poor and their armoured columns too vulnerable and massive, causing gigantic logistical challenges. The adaptions that were made to both tank designs and mechanized warfare tactics were gains from the Westfeldzug. Most important was also the fact that much of the lost material was recovered and repaired. I therefor do not agree that the German losses during the campaign mattered in any significant way as to the remainder of the war. b) I cannot see where the Germans had expected, given their initial strategy for the Westfeldzug, the British to yield all along during or directly after the France campaign. The Operation Seelion had been scheduled which was a prep to invade the Islands and force the UK into submission. Moreover, I don't think that one can say that the fact that the UK continued the war, was in any way decisive for the final outcome. That kind of 'what if' analysis is more than speculative. For one thing, the invasion of the USSR and the involvement of the US in the war seemed to be the undisputed turning points. But I cannot see why the UK not yielding in June 1940, caused the Germans more than a nuisance. I fear that 'we from the west' tend to exagerate particularly the European role in the submission of Hitler in 1945. Where would we have been if it hadn't been for the American and Russian efforts? 1)The LW lost in may/june some 1428 aircraft,resulting in 1428 aircraft less available for the Battle of Britain 2)The Germans were bewildered when Britain decided to continue the war . 3)This decision was vital for the final outcome :without Britain,no Overlord,and probably no German declaration of war on the US.I am also sceptical on the claims that if Britain had give up,Hitler would attack the SU .