Edexcel Unit 3B: War and the transformation of british society 1931-51- Topic 2: britain alone revision notes!

Edxecel GCSE history A: Making of a modern world. Unit 3B: War and the transformation of British society 1931-51. Topic 2: britain alone

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Topic 2- Britain Alone

War was declared on Germany on 3 September 1939 following the Nazi invasion of Poland.
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was transferred to France gradually but there was no
actual fighting for the first 8 months of the war. The period of military inactivity from

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British factories worked around the clock to build more planes and replaces lost ones much
more quickly that the Germans.
RAF pilots had Dunkirk Spirit

Importance of the Battle of Britain:
Was generally viewed as a very important part of the war as it was Hitler's first real defeat. It…

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2nd Blitz (1944-45)
Luftwaffe had lost air superiority due to massive casualties from previous years and unable to
launce another major offensive.
In 1944 and 1945 the Germans attacked Britain from the air again.
This time they used much more efficient weapons knows as the V-1 and V-2. V stood…


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