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  Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Phoney War, the RAF carried out small bombing raids and a large number of propaganda leaflet raids (codenamed "Nickels") and the Royal Navy imposed a blockade on Germany.
The United Kingdom and her Empire were left to stand alone.
For the fortitude and courage of the Maltese during the siege, Malta was awarded the George Cross.
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During the reign of Henry VIII (1509–1547), the church in England asserted its independence from the Roman Catholic Church.
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During World War II, the United Kingdom decided to establish a number of military bases, the purpose of which was to defend England against German air raids.
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 Category:Military history of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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This was also Nelsons first independent fleet command, and the author shows the development of his command style and the forging of the esprit de corps which was later to triumph at Trafalgar.
It also provides a fascinating and detailed insight into the nature and conditions of naval war in the Age of Sail, from the strain felt by fleet commanders, isolated from higher authority and starved of information of the enemy, to the daily lives of the sailors and the tactics used in battle.
In the contemporary world, where the concept of littoral warfare dominates naval thinking, this wide ranging and authoritative work is a timely reminder that the Royal Navy has successfully pursued such a strategy for at least two hundred years.
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