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The Battle of the Atlantic

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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.

The War in Europe

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The European theatre of World War II was a huge area of heavy fighting across Europe, from Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939, until the end of the war with the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945.

The War in the Jungle

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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.

Most members of the British and Indian army left Burma with the belief that in the jungle the Japanese were unstoppable. The first action to start to dispel this myth of invincibility would come from the actions of the Chindits.The Chindits were a special force of 3,000 which in February 1942 launched a deep penetration raid, (code-named Operation Longcloth) into Japanese occupied Burma.

War in the Air

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The War in the Air,

The strategy and the tactics of aerial warfare adopted by both the allied and the axis forces during the second world war.

War in the Desert

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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.

 

War in the Pacific

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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.