Think you know your World War II history? World War II officially lasted from 1939 to 1945, but it left a mark on history that will never be forgotten. This war changed everything about culture and technology. It was the precursor to numerous conflicts and tensions that can still be felt around the world to this day. International diplomacy and politics are complicated, with the relationships between countries changing all the time, but many of our current problems got their start during the World Wars.
As the U.K. was fighting on the front lines of World War II from day one, it affected everyday people heavily, whether they were fighting on the front lines or not. Germany repeatedly attacked London, and the residents of one of the world's largest cities lived in a state of alert and fear for much of World War II. Many civilians even built bomb shelters.
While World War II was a unique moment in human evil and human perseverance, there is often a lot about it that is not talked about, just because it is so complex. If you think you know what life was like in England during World War II, put your history knowledge to the test with this quiz!
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