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Britain declares war on Germany

Posted in Anniversary, History, World War 2 on Tuesday, 24 August 2010

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picture, Hitler planning the invasion of Europe

Hitler planning the invasion of Europe. Illustration by Gerry Wood

3 September marks the anniversary of the declaration of war between Great Britain and Germany at the beginning of World War II in 1939. Although long-expected, the German invasion of Poland was the final tipping point which led to all-out hostilities between Germany and Britain.

The war would finally be won by the allies in 1945 but only at the cost of millions – estimated between 50 and 70 – of human lives and the utter destruction of cities across Europe and the Far East.

picture, London Underground during the Blitz

London Underground during the Blitz. Illustration by Harry Green

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