The UK during WW2 (Henri Teder)

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Great Britain in the early 20 th century and WW II Henri Teder

After World War I:

After World War I Further expansion of the British Empire The independence of Ireland General strike in 1926

The Great Depression:

The Great Depression Largest economic depression of the 20 th century in UK American markets crashed in 1929 Huge unemployment rate

1930's – road to war:

1930's – road to war Signs of threat from Germany Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement

World War II:

World War II War declaration on Germany in 1939 Winston Churchill's appointment to prime minister Evacuation of British soldiers from Belgium

Battle of Britain 10 July – 31 October 1940:

Battle of Britain 10 July – 31 October 1940 Hitler wanted air superiority over Royal Air Forces and Britain The Luftwaffe targets RAF airfields and raids cities The British people show great resistance to the assault Germany fails to destroy British air defences

World War II:

World War II USA joins the war The Allies succeed in North Africa and attack Italy in 1943 D-day on 6 th June 1944 Allies close in on Berlin Hitler commits suicide, Germany surrenders Japan surrenders in August 1945, the war is over

Results of the war:

Results of the war UK lost its leading position in the world UK lost many colonies New international peace organizations

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