The British Empire and the Second World War
In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the whole of the British Empire, the greatest empire that there had ever been. In the years since 1945 that empire has disappeared, and the crucial fact that the British Empire fought together as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the empire joined the struggle and were involved in it from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering great losses as a result. The war in the desert, the defence of Malta and the Malayan campaign, and the contribution of the empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, New Zealand and India but from many parts of Africa and the Middle East all played their part. Winston Churchill saw the war throughout in imperial terms. The British Empire and the Second World War emphasises a central fact about the Second World War that is often forgotten.
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These were soon to be scrapped as the regiment was mechanized , though long
into 1941 the 1st Cavalry Division in Palestine remained largely horsed for want
of motor vehicles . The Duchess of Ranfurly and her butler , Whitaker , followed ...
The war altered things in Palestine because the issue of Jewish immigration
became linked with the Holocaust , and any British attempts to stop people
illegally entering Palestine , because they were nationals of another country ,
could be ...
Stationed deep in Europe when VE Day occurred , members of the brigade took
part in the illegal immigration of Jews into Palestine , as well as committing
indiscriminate acts of violence and murder against German civilians and