Who were the allies of England during World War 2?
"Britain's_main_Allies_in_World_War_2">Britain's main Allies in
World War 2
- Throughout the war: the Commonwealth countries including:
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India - and
- In the early stages, also Poland and France. A little later
also Norway, the Netherlands, then Greece, but these countries were
- From 1941 onwards also the Soviet Union and the US.
Not such an easy question:
Take France. An ally, through to the fall of France in May 1940.
After that Vichy French forces were in some cases actively hostile
(Syria, Madagascar, North Africa) and the French Navy was shelled
by the British one (Oran, Mers-el-Kebir). And yet a French
resistance movement and "Free French" forces, fielding whole
divisions by the end of the war, were very much British allies.
The Soviet Union started WW2 allied to Germany, dividing Poland
between them. It was only Germany turning on Russia in 1941 with
operation Barbarossa which transformed the situation. This same
shift moved Finland, which was in conflict with Russia, from a
potential ally to an axis country without any change in position on
Then there's the complexities of Yugoslavia: research "Chetniks"
and "Prince Paul of Yugoslavia"
I think the question should be "Who were the Allies of the
United Kingdom in World War II" as Scotland, Northern Ireland and
Wales as the other constituent members of the UK were just as
involved as England.
The United States, France, Canada, and Australia were allies
England allied with the United States, France, the Soviet Union,
nationalist China, Poland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South
Africa, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Yugoslavia, Norway,
Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, the Philippines,