World War II (1939-1945) (2/6)

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Only twenty years after the Great War had devastated Europe, World War II began. While the number of casualties globally far exceeded that of the First World War, this was not the case for Britain. However, considerable military losses were still sustained – almost 400,000 men. One important factor is that the second World War saw the wide-spread implementation of military technology into Britain’s arsenal, meaning that there was less of an emphasis on infantry trench warfare. For example, the Battle of Britain was fought entirely in the air, and while it was arguably one of the most significant battles in the war, the military losses were comparatively small.

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