Britain 1918-1951 Timeline

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February 1918
The Representation of the People Act
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11 November 1918
Armistice ending the First World War
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November 1918
General Election (Lloyd George, Coalition)
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January 1919
Dail set up in Dublin
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November 1919
Start of Anglo-Irish War
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December 1920
Government of Ireland Act partitions Ireland
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April 1921
National Miners' Strike
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December 1921
Anglo-Irish Treaty creates the Irish Free State
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February 1922
Geddes Report
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July 1922
Honours Scandal
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August 1922
Chanak Affair
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October 1922
Carlton Club Meeting
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November 1922
General Election (Bonar Law, Conservative)
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May 1923
Bonar Law resigns leadership of Conservative Party through ill health; replaced as prime minister by Stanley Baldwin
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December 1923
General Election (MacDonald, Labour)
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August 1924
August: Campbell Case
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October 1924
General Election (Baldwin, Conservative)
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October 1924
Zinoviev Letter
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April 1925
Britain returns to the Gold Standard
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May 1926
The General Strike
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May 1929
General Election (MacDonald, Labour)
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October 1929
The Wall Street Crash
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July 1931
The May Report
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August 1931
MacDonald forms a National Government
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September 1931
The Gold Standard (Amendment) Act removes Britain from the Gold Standard
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October 1931
General Election (MacDonald, National Government)
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October 1932
British Union of Fascists founded
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November 1935
General Election (Baldwin, National Government; MacDonald loses his seat)
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October 1936
The Jarrow Crusade
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May 1937
Baldwin retires; Chamberlain becomes prime minister
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3 September 1939
Britain declares war on Germany
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May 1940
Churchill replaces Chamberlain as prime minister
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December 1942
The Beveridge Report
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8 May 1945
German unconditional surrender, Victory in Europe Day
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July 1945
General Election (Attlee, Labour)
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15 August 1945
Surrender of Japan
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5 July 1948
NHS comes into operation
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February 1950
General Election (Attlee, Labour)
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October 1951
General Election (Churchill, Conservative)
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Card 2

Front

Armistice ending the First World War

Back

11 November 1918

Card 3

Front

General Election (Lloyd George, Coalition)

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Dail set up in Dublin

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Start of Anglo-Irish War

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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