What important events in English History happened between 1912 and 1945?

An Inspector Calls was written in 1945 but set in 1912.

I need to find out the important events in English History between the years for a research task before we start the work on the Play.

Help is much appreciated :)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    World War I, the Great Depression, World War 2.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1914 WW1

    november 11 1918 Armistice day

    1922 Independence for Ireland

    1930 the Great depression

    1938 Appeasement with Hitler

    1939 WW2 Britian and France declair war on Germany

    May 26, 1940 - Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins.

    August 23/24 1940 - First German air raids on Central London.

    August 25/26 - 1940 First British air raid on Berlin. "Hello Her Myer"

    1940 Britains RAF without the USA defeats the Luftwaffe in The Battle of Britain

    October 1941 Lend-Lease aid to Britain

    7 dec 1941 Japan attacks pearl harbour

    December 25, 1941 - British surrender at Hong Kong.

    January 19, 1942 - Japanese take North Borneo.

    February 15, 1942 - British surrender at Singapore.

    September 27, 1942 - British offensive in Burma.

    June 7 1944 D Day

    Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944

    VE day May 8, 1945

    August 6, 1945 - the first Anglo American atomic bombs

    First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, August 8, 1945 August 9, 1945 - Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan.

    Earl Mountbatten takes the surrender Japanese Army in Singapore General Itagaki Seishiro on 12 September 1945, codenamed Operation Tiderace.

    VJ Day September 2, 1945

    November 20, 1945 - Nuremberg war crimes trials begin.

    Source(s): I think that is about it apart from the fact that Hitler tried to kill me with his Bombings of london during WW2
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  • 9 years ago

    1) The Great War 1914-1818 (although it hadn't really ended until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919)

    2) The Second World War 1939-1945

    3) The Depression (because of the stock markets falling in the US--it still affected Britain though.

    4) The complete difference in the wealthiness of people in London and Manchester at the start of the 20th Century.

    That should start you off.

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  • geezer
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    9 years ago

    How about the First and Second World Wars.

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  • 9 years ago

    Conflict with Ireland before 1920 and during WW1



    Post war Britain (Churchill)

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  • 9 years ago

    The Bankers moved to America

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  • 9 years ago

    expansion of the franchise

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    first and 2nd world war..

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