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British and World War II

British and World War II

History of Tehri King Narendra Shah -44

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 237

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1484

By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student

On 17th September 1939, Germany captured west Poland and then Russia captured east Poland. Germany captured other European territories too. The British army was in France front but got defeated and the soldiers had to escape from the war field and returned to Britain in 1940.  In June, Italy declared war against France and Britain. On 10th may Churchill took the oath for British Prime Minister. (1)

In August 1940, Italy attacked on British territories of Africa. On 28 October, Italy’s army entered Greece.   However, Italy had to face a big setback in this attack. Italy could not capture the Suez Canal.  British Army Commander Webel pushed Italy army up to Libya and fa. From two African fronts Kenya and Sudan, British army attacked on Italian army of East Africa. . British Army won the fronts in Africa against Italy. There were  a couple of Indian brigades with British Army and so were Garhwali soldiers.

References

1-Dabral S.P.,, Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page   52-53

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