This timeline covers all the political and military events that occurred within Britain between the years 1939 and 1945.
"Like so many of our people, we have now had a personal experience of German barbarity which only strengthens the resolution of all of us to fight through to final victory."
VI September 1940
Field Marshal William
Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess
German Fieseler 103 - V1
Known Vergeltungswaffe Eins (Reprisal Weapon 1), or more simply as the V1, the Fi 103 flying bomb could be launched from a 50m (152ft) inclined ramp or air-dropped from a carrier aircraft (usually an He 111). The weapons were launched against Britain (between 13th June 1944 and 29th March 1945). Although more than 30,000 were manufactured by Henschel,
Mittelwerke and Volkswagen factories, only about 2,000 hit London.