The Phoney war was an early phase of WW2 in which the great powers of Europe had declared war on each other but no sides were attacking each other yet. Both sides were producing military weapons very quickly. The event occurred on the Siegfried line on the border of eastern border of France.
Take Your Gas Mask Everywhere, 1939; The public were urged by the government to carry their gas masks at all times, although it was not a legal requirement to do so. Initially, there were instances where workplaces sent home any employees who did not have their masks, and some places of entertainment refused to allow people to enter without them. During the Phoney War period – from 3 September 1939 to 10 May 1940 - many people stopped carrying their gas masks.
SEP 6. 1940 British 'take the bombing in good heart' Air raid warden poster At the beginning of the war Air Raid Wardens were often seen as unnecessarily officious and interfering. Attitudes changed as the bombing became more intense and there were eventually nearly 1.4 million voluntary unpaid wardens.
Politically WW2 was terrific on the foreign front; Canada was a world leader and forefront in the war.during WW2, we had 1.1 million citizens in uniform, by war's end Canad would possess the 3rd largest Navy and 4th largest Air Force in the world. A political problem came when the Canadian Army needed more soldiers, the government decided to enact conscription. English Canada didn't so much care but French Canadians were entirely apposed.
French soldiers man a Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun and watch the skies for enemy German aircraft during the Phoney War. The Phoney War was a phase early in the war that was marked by a lack of major military operations by the U.K. and France against Germany. The phase covered the months following Britain and France’s declaration of war on Germany shortly after Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 and preceding the Battle of France in May 1940. Although war was declared by each side…