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1

In WW2 when did the Germans break french defences?

14th May 1940

2

3 challenges that CH was facing in May 1940?

British army had been cut off from French forces
There was threat of Italy joining war
Japan was a potential threat to British possessions in South Asia

3

Who in CH's cabinet was still trying to find peace talks with Hitler?

Halifax

4

When was the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk?

4th June 1940

5

When was the launch of German air offensives against Britain? What was its aim?

August 1940
Aim to destroy RAF

6

What leadership style did CH take?

he worked irregular hours and exhausted his staff

7

What were 2 key elements of CH leadership style?

his belief in establishing strong personal relations with his allies
he was the most travelled of all PM's before him

8

When did the Gallipoli campaign happen? what occurred?

1915 - navy landing forces from Au and NZ to take Turkish capital Constantinople resulting in heavy casualties and losses

9

When waa CH in charge of the navy?

1939-40

10

What dominated CH view of his generals?

his experience of the 1st WW

11

Who was Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke?

Head of the army

12

What was his aim in the army?

the need to deploy British forces and avoid heavy casualties

13

What did Ch decide to do after the fall of the French?

send Britain's military equipment to the Middle East to deal with any Italian threat to Egypt

14

Who was Sir Archibald Wavell?

commander of offensives in North Africa

15

What happened between CH and Wavell?

CH took away a majority of Wavell's men so he was unsuccessful in his campaign

16

Who was Wavell's successor?

Auchinleck

17

Why was Auchinleck sacked? Who was his replacement?

for his delays and not being sufficiently daring and aggressive
Montgomery

18

What was Montgomery famous for?

his victory at El Alamein in October 1942