Britain in 1939?
In 1939, the United Kingdom declared war on Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. Another notable British event in 1939 was the death of Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.
This question sounded important, so I took extra time and skill to answer it. (vrom M.A. in English Studies, 20 yrs teaching English studies). The Oxford English Dictionary (…OED) is the recognized authority in all matters historical to language. I looked for year of grace in it only to find that this was a common designation meaning "year of our lord." The OED says that both designations simply designate the traditional Western calendar of 365 days, with allowances for leap years to be 366). The OED carefully records changes--often nuances--in meanings by showing how words were used differently from one year to another, or one decade to another, or one century to another. According to the OED, there were no substantive changes in meaning in 1939.. In other words, the single most authoritative text is telling you there was no generally significant meaning to the phrasein question in 1939.. But your question astutely asks if there was a colloquial meaning to the phrase. Insofar as I know, this question is virtually unanswerable. Individuals--in all senses of the term--sometimes create special meanings to words. Sometimes entire groups--of 100 or 1000 or 10000 or 100000 or more--elect to create special meanings to words. (Just think of the Nazis as an example.) If it were significant enough to come into print or to be found in subsequently published personal documents, the OED would note it, but the fact that the OED did not uncover it or found it too limited in scope to incorporate does not mean it doesn't exist, just that if the phrase was used differently, it was highly idiosyncratic and of no import on the world stage.. In short to the question of whether there was a colloquial meaning to the phrase year of grace in Britain in 1939, the world's authority says a qualitative no. (The OED doesn't try to include every vagrancy, only the globally or nationally or linguistically important ones.) I tried my best online to find an answer to your question and came up empty, so I'll assure within a 95% certainty there was not a special significance given to the term "year of our grace" in 1939, but that does not preclude individuals or special interest groups developing their own meanings.. I hope my research helped answer your question.
In the summer of 1939 the estimated population of Great Britain(ie. England, Wales and Scotland) was 46,467,000 (46 Million 467Thousand).
No. Fighting didn't really start until 1940.
they went to war again because France lost the first world war
they were made of dead
Morally Britain had to because she had an alliance with Poland when Germany invaded. Strategically, just thinking about self-interest ....hmmm. Who can say?
On 1st September 1939, German troops invaded Poland. Britain and France issued a joint declaration that unless Germany withdrew from Poland, they would declare war on Germany.… There was no response from Germany so on 3rd September, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Children were evacuated from towns and cities to places of safety in anticipation of German bombing raids which didn't happen until the following year. Britain then sent the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) to France to re-enforce the French Army.
President Roosevelt felt that the US should aid the allies in the war against Germany, claiming that the war was like a "neighbors home on fire" if the "neighbor" wasn't helpe…d, then the fire would affect us. American's felt that even if the allies were losing, America should remain isolationist, due to a strong resentment to war from WWI. The US however, still aided the allies through various programs, and did not engage in any warfare until 1941.
46,467,000 (46 Million 467 Thousand)
In United Kingdom
In Britain in WW2
Neville Chamberlain was Prime Minister and King George VI was monarch.
In Britain in WW2
No, it started in the summer of 1940 No, it started in the summer of 1940
In History, Politics & Society
Neither Britain nor France invaded any counties in 1939. It was Germany that invaded Poland, starting the Second World War with that.
In Britain in WW2
To try and avoid war.