Theatres of War

The Second World War was fought across a number of theaters and campaigns.

The final act in this six part drama ended when the curtain finally came down on Japan.

In this series we look at the six main theatres. The war in Europe, The war fought in the air, The war in in the Atlantic, the jungle campaigns, the deserts of N Africa and finally the war fought on the seas and islands of the Pacific Ocean.

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The War in the Air

The War in the Air ...the war fought by the air forces of the allied and axis forces in World War II
War in the Jungle
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The War in the Jungle

In the Second World War in Europe and Africa, vast arrays of tanks, aircraft and artillery supported the infantryman. Little of this was available in Malaya or Burma, which is best understood as a foot soldier’s war.
War in the Atlantic
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The War in the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic played a very significant part in World War Two. After the escape at Dunkirk and the inspiration of the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic was Britain’s next nightmare.
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The War in the Pacific

Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The attack severely damaged the American fleet and prevented, at least for the short term, serious American interference with Japanese military operations. In response, the United States declared war on Japan. Following Germany's declaration of war on the United States, the United States also declared war on Germany.
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The War in Europe

The European theatre of World War II, also known as the Second European War, was a huge area of heavy fighting across Europe, from Germany’s and the Soviet Union’s joint invasion of Poland in September 1939 until the end of the war with the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe along with the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 (Victory in Europe Day).
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The War in the Desert

The war in the desert of North Africa, Fought between the German Afrika Korps – commanded by the brilliant General Erwin Rommel; and the battle-hardened General Montgomery and the Allied Force's Eighth Army.