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History Research Guide - World War II: United Kingdom

A guide to the resources available in the library on World War II.

Books in the Library

Possible Topics

Here are some topic questions to help you get started on your paper.

What role did Great Britain play in the beginning of World War II? How did the British government respond to the German threat? How did Great Britain get its people to accept war? What was the typical response of the British citizen? Did they feel that Germany posed a viable threat? What steps did they take to help Jews escape from German occupied areas?

How did Great Britain handle the Germany bombing campaigns? What help did they recieve from their allies? What was the typical experience for a person living in London compared to a person living in the country?

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral
Standing Up Gloriously...St. Paul's Cathedral is Pictured During the Great Fire Raid of Sunday December 29th, 1940. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Online Resources

Reference Books