Theatres of War - WWII (1939-1945)
Below is a list of all major battles and actions involving the British army in the world war two. It also includes the regiments involved in WWII with some suggested websites that may be of interest in researching your ancestors or genealogy in general.
Description: The second world war was fought between the major axis powers of the Germany, Japan and Italy (although many other nations fought or declared war) against an initial alliance of the British Commonwealth (Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Canada, and Newfoundland all declared war independently), France, Poland and the Government in exile of Czechoslovakia, following the German invasion of Poland. Many other nations latterly fought and declared war including the Soviet Union and the USA.
Major battles and actions of WWII that your ancestors may have fought in.
- Battle of River Plate (1939)
- Battle of the Atlantic (1940-1945)
- Dunkirk (1940)
- Battle of Britain (1940)
- Battle of Taranto (1940)
- El-Alamein (1942)
- Allied invasion of Italy (1943)
- Bombing of Hamburg (1943)
- D-Day/Normandy Landings (1944)
- Arnhem (1944)
- Bulge (1944-1945)
- Bombing of Dresden (1945)
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