1940 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1940 in the United Kingdom. The year was dominated by Britain's involvement in the Second World War, which commenced in September the previous year, as well as the numerous enemy air raids on Britain and thousands of subsequent casualties. Although the war continued, Britain did triumph in the Battle of Britain and Nazi Germany's invasion attempt did not take place.[1]

Incumbents

Events

Child's ration book
Child's ration book
Supermarine Spitfire, used by the RAF during the Battle of Britain
Supermarine Spitfire, used by the RAF during the Battle of Britain
Western Desert campaign: Vickers light tanks Mk VI on patrol with 7th Armoured Division this summer
Coventry Cathedral after the Blitz

Undated

Publications

Births

Deaths

See also

References

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  39. ^ Based on sheet music sales.
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