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You'll probably find more details in other answers on FAQfarm but here is a general overview. Great Britain along with France was one of the major nations involved in fighting Germany and Italy and later Japan. Britain's navy, for the most part, guaranteed allied access to the world's oceans. After France was defeated by Germany, Great Britain stood alone against Germany until the USSR and U.S. were brought into the war in 1941. Unfortunately its army was smaller and less well versed, initially, in modern warfare compared to the Germans. Despite this Great Britain was able to achieve victories in Africa and hold on until help arrived. Britain became the staging area for the invasion of Western Europe in 1944 and was a victorious power in 1945.
Britain declared war on Germany on Sunday September 3rd 1939 because the Germans had attacked Poland. The Phoney war ended with Germanys attack on The Netherlands, Belgium & France on the 1oth may 1940. The Germans bombed airfields in UK during the summer of 1940 & went on to bomb British cities, known as the Blitz. The British & Empire forces attacked Italian advances in Egypt & Libya & Abyssinia & East Africa. General Rommel went to Africa & had success with the Afrika korps up to El Alemein in Sept 1942. Hong Kong & Singapore were attacked & taken by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor in 1941. American Forces landed in Operation Torch in Morocco & Algeria. The Germans & Italians were defeated in Tunisia & forced from Africa. British & American forces invaded Sicily & went on to invade Italy. The British in the Far East were forced to retreat to the Indian border with Burma. There were victories at Imphal & Kohima for the British & Empire forces. On the 6th June 1944 the British,Canadian, American & Free French landed in Normandy to relieve France from German occupation. The war in Europe ended in May 1945 when Allied forces defeated Germany joinig hands with the Russians from the East.

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