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Ten Year Rule
Gov't expenditure on defence: 1913 - 30%, 1933 - 10%. Abandoned in March 1932.
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Lausanne Conference 1932
Reparations to end with lump sum amount of 3000 million marks, relieving Germany of 90% of its outstanding debts.
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Rise of unemployment after Wall Street Crash 1929
1930 - 2 million, 1931 - 2.7 million
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How much of British gov't spending for repaying debts incurred during WWI?
1/3
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How many votes did the Conservative candidate lose in East-Fulham by-election in October 1933?
19,000 to his pacifist Labour opponent
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Peace Pledge Union est. 1934 by Canon Sheppard, how many pledges received?
By October 1935, received 80,000 pledges
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League of Nations Union's Peace Ballot 1934-5?
11.5 million voters with 92.5% voting in favour of disarmament
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How many meetings were there to debate rearmament during Baldwin's ministry 1935-7 Third NG?
9 = absolutely essential topic
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British estimate of German air strength
1938 - 810 fighters, in reality 640 fighters
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When did Civil Defence work begin and how many recruits?
1935 and by 1939 there were 1.5 million recruits
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How many children in inner-cities were evacuated in September 1939?
1 million
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How much was defence spending?
1938 - £250 million. 1940 - £3000 million.
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An army of how many divisions was Britain aiming to raise after fall of Czechoslovakia?
32 divisions
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Number of aircrafts increased in Britain?
240/month in 1938 to 660/month in 1939
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How many letters of praise did Chamberlain receive after Munich 1938?
More than 20,000
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Germany's military force in 1939
Had reached 730,000 in 1939 with 1,100,000 men in reserve
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Finnish and Russian difference in military strength?
Finns had 13 divisions, no tanks and few aircrafts. Russians had 30 divisions, tanks and an airforce.
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How many German destroyers obliterated during Norwegian Campaign April 1940?
10 destroyers = affect invasion of Britain
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Difference in aircraft numbers between Germany and Allies during fall of France June 1940?
Germans had more than 3000 while Allies combined had fewer than 2000
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How many men were evacuated at Dunkirk in June 1940?
340,000, including 112,000 French and Belgian troops rescued by some 900 ships
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How many French POWs were there after fall of France June 1940?
1.9 million POWs
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How many people died in London during the Blitz Sept 1940 -May 1941?
More than 10,000 people.
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Aircraft production during Battle of Britain July 1940 under Lord Beaverbrook?
Production increased by 250%. In 1940 over 4000 fighters produced while Germany only had 3000.
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Number of British troops in Greece and Crete Spring 1941?
62,000 sent to Greece. 50,000 evacuated to Crete and Egypt. 16,000 evacuated from Crete.
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Italian vs British forces in first phase of North Africa?
Italy had 200,000 troops while Britain had 36,000. British captured 190,000 Italian POWs.
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How many Allied prisoners did Rommel take after fall of Tobruk June 1942
30,000 Allied POWs
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How many tanks did America send as reinforcements following fall of Tobruk June 1942?
300 Sherman tanks
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How many POWs captured after victory in North Africa Nov 1942?
275,000 Axis POWs
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How many British ships were sunk by German surface raiders and U-boats in 1940?
More than 1000. 1/4 of merchant shipping.
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Number of U-boats produced?
18 in 1939. 300 in 1942.
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German aftermath after Battle of Stalingrad Nov 1942 - Jan 1943?
200,000 killed. 91,000 prisoners.
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Tanks lost at Battle of Kursk summer 1943?
Started with 3000 tanks, lost 2000. 70,000 men killed.
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How many dollars of Lend-Lease did Britain receive by the end of the war?
$22 billion of US food, oil, arms, aircraft, vehicles
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How many tonnage were lost to U-boats by 1942?
6 million tonnage
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How many U-boats were sunk between April-May 1943?
45 U-boats sunk in 6-8 weeks
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How many RAF crews did not achieve to bomb the target by 1942?
2/3 of RAF crews had not managed to bomb within 5 miles of their target
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Bombing impact on production in the Ruhr?
1943 - reduced by 9%. 1944 - reduced by 17%.
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How much did production recover after bombing?
Recover to 80% of normal within 3 months
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How many civilian deaths did bomber offensive cause?
600,000 to 1 million civilian deaths
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How many men were involved in the Normandy landings June 1944?
3 million. By Jan 1944 2 million US and Canadian troops arrived to Britain in preparation.
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How many miles of coastline did Allies acquire?
50 miles of continuous beachhead
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How many Germans were encircled by Allies in Battle of the Falaise Pocket Aug 1944?
80,000 - 100,000 captured in encirclement by Allies
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How many Germans killed in Battle of the Bulge Dec 1944 - Jan 1945?
100,000 a huge blow as Germany don't have extensive reserve
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By 1944 when there were technological developments established, how many ships were sunk by U-boats now by 1944?
Only 117 ships sunk as compared to 1000.
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How many Anderson air raid shelters were constructed?
2.5 million
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As a result of victory in the Battle of the Atlantic, how much of the shipping in the North Atlantic made the shipping unharmed?
96% of shipping
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How big was Allied aerial force during the Normandy landings compared to Germany's?
Allied force of over 12,000 planes, against a German force of around 500 planes.
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How many litres of fuel did it take to deliver how many litres to the front in Normandy?
It was taking 23 litres of fuel to deliver 4.5 litres.
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How many Germans were living in Czechoslovakia?
3 million out of a population of 50 million
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What did a Gallop poll show about public opinion on Germany and Russia?
54% voted that Germany was the country they disliked least. 5% voted that Russia was the country they disliked least.
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How many percent thought that appeasement would bring lasting peace in a poll in February 1939?
28% believed that appeasement would bring lasting peace
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