British History Timeline

The British History Timeline

World War One Centenary

World War One Centenary
  • Find out more about how the BBC is covering the World War One Centenary, and see the latest programmes and online content

Surviving the trenches

Hands on History: WWII

Eric as a WWII evacuee (Hands on History)
  • Travel back to Britain in 1940 as Eric finds out what life was like for children during WWII.

Battle of Britain

An RAF fighter squadron scrambles after receiving the signal to engage the enemy during the Battle of Britain (Getty images)

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