Information about England WW2:
During WW2 England was on the side of the Allies, and one of
the decisive players in shaping the course that WW2 (World War II) took.
Famous names like Churchill are inextricably linked to the topic
"England WW2" as
well as Britain itself.
Some important statistics regarding England’s actions in WW2 are listed below:
- England declared war on Germany on September 3rd 1939 along with
France, India, Australia and New Zealand (see also
- On May 15th 1940 the Battle of Britain, the strategic air war against
Germany over British skies began. The Battle of Britain (July 10th,
1940) reached its zenith on August 8th 1940 when the Germans launched
Adlertag (Eagle Day)
For the Germans, the air war was simply to enable the Germans to launch
a sea and land invasion of England. This objective was not achieved,
forcing Hitler on September 17th, 1940 to leave the invasion of England
to a later date. An important decision for the topic “England WW2”.
On December 12th 1940, an agreement was signed between England and the
Soviet Union, agreeing to mutual assistance in WW2 (see also
counter-offensive at El-Alamein led to a withdrawal of the Axis forces,
which came in Tunisia in February 1943. The Allies launched Operation
Overlord on June 6th 1944, swiftly followed by the Normandy landings on
August 15th 1944, along with Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in
the south of France.
The city of
Brussels was conquered by English troops on September 3rd 1944. By the
beginning of 1945, England had already started their campaign to
reconquer Burma. Both Hamburg and Rangoon were occupied by English
WW2 troops on May 3rd 1945.
Allied Headquarter in Reims, the German troops signed a total surrender
on May 7th 1945. The following day, at one minute past midnight, Germany
repeated their total surrender to Allied troops, signifying the end of
WW2. England had peace after a war which had cost so her many
lives (WW2 Timeline).
conference of the war, at Potsdam, featured Stalin (USSR), Truman (USA)
and Churchill (UK), who were there to ask each other the important
questions about WW2 and to discuss the postwar order.
about 5.5 - 6m soldiers engaged during the WW2. The British victims of
the war are estimated to be around 430,000.
WW2 is a huge topic, and this article has only briefly outlined
what happened during the war years. This article aim to give readers
first impressions and, hopefully, inspire them to learn more about
England in WW2.