World War Two affected much of Europe between September 1939 and May 1945 with conflict in Germany, Netherlands, France, and Italy as well as in the east.

Battle of Britain

Battle of Dunkirk

Battle of Dunkirk

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Battle of the Atlantic

Battle of the Mediterranean

Battle of the Scheldt

Bomber Command Raids

At the beginning of World War Two, Bomber Command raids over occupied Europe targetted military operations and bases but became more widespread from 1943.

Home Front

Home Front

Following the fall of France in the summer of 1940, defence of Britain's Home Front became a high priority and the so-called Phoney War came to an end.

Italian Campaign