1940 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1940 in the United Kingdom. This year is dominated by Britain's involvement in World War II, which had commenced in September the previous year, as well as the numerous enemy air raids on Britain and thousands of subsequent casualties.

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A Supermarine Spitfire, used by the RAF during the Battle of Britain.

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  • Following the outbreak of World War II, housebuilding is halted, but some 1.1 million council houses have been built in the last 20 years to replace slum property, although the need for further demolition and rehousing remains, including the issue of rehousing families left homeless by air raids.[21]

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References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Surrender at St. Valéry". 51st Highland Division. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Lancastria's end told by survivors; Italian and Nazi Planes Said to Have Shot at Swimmers and Fired Oily Waters; Many Caught Below Deck; Rescue Craft Reported Set Ablaze; Victims Include Women and Children". New York Times. 26 July 1940. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Music While You Work". whirligig-tv. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
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  10. ^ Drews, Jürgen (March 2000). "Drug Discovery: a Historical Perspective". Science 287 (5460): 1960–4. doi:10.1126/science.287.5460.1960. PMID 10720314. 
  11. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 124. 
  12. ^ "Monument marks Battle of Britain". BBC News. 18 September 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  13. ^ Brown, Mike (2009). Evacuees of the Second World War. Oxford: Shire Publications. ISBN 978-0-7478-0745-2. 
  14. ^ Green, Ron; Harrison, Mark (30 September 2009). "Forgotten frontline exhibition tells how Luftwaffe fought with soldiers on Kent marshes". KentOnline. 
  15. ^ "Kent battle between German bomber crew and British soldiers marked after 70 years". The Daily Telegraph. 20 August 2010. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "The last battle on British soil? Little-known conflict at Graveney Marsh finally remembered after 70 years". Daily Mail. 20 August 2010. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "53 killed at BSA works – 19th November 1940". The Birmingham Press. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  18. ^ Day, J.M. (25 November 2005). "West Bromwich at War - Part 2". WW2 People's War. BBC. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  19. ^ "Shrapnel from Dudley". Black Country Bugle. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  20. ^ "Southampton's Blitz". Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  21. ^ "Council housing". www.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 

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