Time Label: 1941

22 December 1941 – 14 January 1942

At the Washington Conference, Britain and the US agree a strategy of ‘Europe first’ – in other words, that they will concentrate on the defeat of Germany before turning to…

7 December 1941

Japan attacks the US fleet at Pearl Harbour, inflicting serious damage and involving the US directly in the Second World War. Germany later declares war on the USA, bringing America…

22 June 1941

Germany invades her former ally the Soviet Union, which consequently becomes Britain’s ally. This begins the bloody struggle on the Eastern Front, which continues until the end of the war…