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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2 million . This included £2 million for food subsidization , £1 . 5 million for cost of
living allowances and £659 , 000 for civil ... During 1943 currency in circulation
increased by 39 per cent to £37 million ( in 1937 – 38 there had been under £5 ...
In West Africa there was the Gold Coast ( population four million ) , the Gambia (
277 , 000 ) , Sierra Leone ( population two million ) and Nigeria ( population 31
million , including the former German territory of Southern Cameroons ) . In North
For example , the Hobart firm of Henry Jones & Company contracted to produce
one million nuts and 320 , 000 bolts for ... as well as one million primers for 25 -
pounder shells and millions of cans of preserved fruit , jam and whitebait for the ...