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Britain in WW2

Questions regarding British participation in World War 2, in both the European and Pacific theaters of the war.

Asked in Britain in WW2, France, English to French

Which piece of water do the french call la manche?

The English channel is called "la Manche" in French language.
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2

How did the policy of appeasement affect World War 2?

Policy of Appeasement Here are opinions: Appeasement allowed the British and French to ignore an imminent threat and produced a fake peace which led to many deaths. Appeasement bought Britain the precious time it needed to prepare for an inevitable war. Appeasement led Hitler to believe that no one would oppose his expansionist policies. In short, if Europe had abandoned its appeasement policy by 1935 WWII probably could have been averted. Britain, already economicaly damaged and knowing that a war was impossible to avoid, tried to buy vital...
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2

How did penicillin help win world war 2?

Penicillin helped fight the infections of the wounds of the soldiers, In the British Army it was normal for it to take up to fourteen hours, this period of time would allow a wound to intensify. With the use of a penicillin dressing, the chance of a wound getting infected was vastly reduced and survival chances greatly increased. It It contributed to 95% recovery rate for wounded Allied soldiers. - KR. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, WW1 Allied Forces

Why was the German kaiser jealous of Britain?

Wilhelm II was a frequent visitor to Britain when he was young as lots of his relatives were members of the British royal family. His grandmother was Queen Victoria of Britain, his uncle was King Edward VII and his cousin was the future King George V. Growing up he would have seen the richness of the British Empire and it was only natural to try to emulate this for his own country. Germany did obtain an empire in Africa and the western...
Asked in Britain in WW2, World War 2

What is Blitz Cree?

Blitz KREIG is translated as "lightning war" in German. Used to describe a type of attack using planes and fast moving vehicles followed by infantry to surprise and overwhelm an opponent. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, Clothing, Winston Churchill

Did Winston Churchill wear a top hat?

Winston Churchill has had Photos taken of him wearing a top hat so a guess so. ...
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Winston Churchill

Where did churchill live in World War 2?

During WWII Churchill lived where British Prime Ministers still live, in the official residence of the Prime Minister, at 10 Downing Street in London. Churchill also had a nice home of his own in the country, called Chequers, where he liked to get away when possible. Churchill directed the war from an underground complex near his home in central London. These "war rooms" have been partially restored and are open to the public. ...
Asked in World War 1, Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2

What was the significance of the convoy system?

Answer The convoy was large group of shipping, with a smaller number of destroyers and similar protecting them. If a ship was attacked, the remainder just kept going. If a destroyer could engage the attacker, well and good, but the safety of the convoy was of over riding importance. Often the ships of a convoy would be out of sight of each other - they just followed a communal sailing pattern. Answer The significance of the system is simple: groups are easier to protect that...
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What did RDF mean in World War 2?

Radio Direction Finder
Asked in World War 2, WW2 Homefront, Britain in WW2

What effects did World War 2 have on women in America?

Women began to do the jobs that the men used to do. They worked in factories, steel mills, and on fighter planes. A woman who worked in an industrial or manufacturing job was refered to as "Rosie the Riviter". More independent, less willing to lose their new gained power, managed America when men were at war. Also set new standards of female participation in Wars, pilots, shippers and nurses. Women married earlier in life, had more children and relied much less on...
Asked in Britain in WW2, Mice and Rats

What do desert rats use their fur for?

they use it for to keep cool
Asked in Britain in WW2, David Cameron

What are David Cameron's qualifications?

David Cameron has a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He achieved 12 O-levels and three A-Levels from Eton College. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2

Was evacuation a failure?

No evacution was not a failure because most children in fact all got evacuted safely on train but some had bad experinces and others good. children didnt wear underpants or even know how to use a toilet or toothbrush. on the other hand all the children were safe even though they had missed their parents but at least they didnt get bombed. there was a fake war so the government thought he should evacute all the children, pregnant women, disabled children etc....
Asked in Britain in WW2, Example Sentences

How can you use ordeal in a sentence?

her year stay in the hospital was quite an ordeal
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2

How scary was it when a air raid siren went off?

as I understand from my parents who were working in London at the time of WW2 before my father went to war...it was very scary, because when you came out of the shelter, you did not know if your home was still there or flattened. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, UK Prime Ministers

Who was the British Prime Minister during World War 2?

Britain had three Prime Ministers during World War 2. The first was Neville Chamberlain who attempted initially to appease Hitler to prevent a second world war. However Hitler invaded Poland in September, 1939 which prompted Chamberlain to declare war on Germany. Following the failed Norwegian campaign against Germany, Chamberlain resigned as Prime Minister, and was replaced on the 10th of May, 1940 by Winston Churchill. The European war finished on the 8th of May 1945 when the allies declared VE day (the surrender itself...
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What did raaf mean in world war 2?

RAAF: Royal Australian Air Force. RAAF: Roswell Army Air Field (more commonly 'Roswell AAF') Another possibility, with similar pronunciation but different spelling and meaning: In Britain, WRAF meant the Women's Royal Air Force. 'A WRAF/wraf' means a female member of the WRAF. e.g. "A WRAF serving in Afghanistan had a problem with her boots." ~Telegraph.co.uk Sept 25, 2009 -------------------------------- For more information, see Related links below. ...
Asked in War and Military History, D-Day, Britain in WW2, VE Day

What does VE day stand for?

VE Day (or, more properly, V-E Day) was and still is a celebration of the Victory in Europe during World War II. It is celebrated on 8 May, since 8 May 1945 was the date the Allied Forces accepted the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers in Europe. Related is V-J Day (Celebration of the unconditional surrender of the Japanese forces) which is celebrated at different days in different countries. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, Winston Churchill

How old was Winston Churchill when he died?

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) died on January 24, 1965 at the age of 90. Winston Churchill died, aged 90, on 24 January 1965 and was given a state funeral. ...
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What did British government do in World War 2?

Winston churchill was about the only brit who made a commitment to ww 2 and that was on a executive level. The rest of Briton worked in factories and such for the war effort . Many young men joined in the war as soldiers, etc, England also served as an aviation contributer as most planes were able to refuel there and get some r&rSo England did pretty much what the Americans and other allied countries did. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, US in WW2, Winston Churchill

Why did the US hate Winston Churchill?

They didn't. They admired him. After all he was half American. His mother was Jenny Jerome, an American socialite. There's even a US naval destroyer named after him. They didn't hate him but initially they had little confidence in him. He had a reputation as a drinker and FDR was quoted upon hearing of his appointment "I guess that's the best they got" Soon Churchill started to change his initial perception by the American politicians and so did his popularity. He may...