britain

  1. Darth Raidius

    The Allies declare war on the Soviet Union in 1939

    What if, when the Soviet Union invaded Poland on 17 September 1939, France and the United Kingdom declared war on the Soviet Union in their defense just as they did against Germany? How would the war progress differently with the Soviet Union and the western Allies on opposite sides? How long...
  2. Mercian

    Old English Dative Case + Word Order

    I know this isn't really the place to talk about grammar, but I've been struggling to understand how the dative case works in Old English. I start off by knowing that the dative case is for an indirect object or recipient, but when I look at the sentence se wer on þam sweartan hætt gesohte me...
  3. EmperorTigerstar

    The Battle for the Indian Ocean

    Might as well make the first thread for this new section. So one thing that I think is simultaneously interesting but overlooked is the battle for trade in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean, being the smallest non-polar ocean, is usually not discussed as much compared to the Atlantic and...
  4. A

    Was 'Prythain' the original Britonnic name for Britain?

    Does anyone know anything about this?
  5. jameen

    Britain never colonize Thailand

    What is the reason why the British never tried to colonize Thailand which the French had failed to do so?
  6. B

    Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    In the first chapter, where Gibbons describes the conquest of Britain, he describes the Emperors as stupid, dissolute, and timid. It looks like he is referring to Domitian. Why does Gibbon not mention: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, and Titus? Is he really only referring to Domitian? All...
  7. J

    What if Paganism survived in Britain?

    First, let me get my apologies out of the way: Sorry, I tend to drift around in the realm of the "What if?" a lot! Sorry if someone else has already asked this! Sorry if this turns into a stream of thought style post! I am trying to envision a situation where Paganism remains the dominant...
  8. Futurist

    If Britain & France would have fought in the early 20th C, could Britain get Algeria?

    If Britain & France would have fought in the early 20th C, could Britain get Algeria? If Britain and France would have fought in the early 20th century, could Britain have gotten Algeria in the event of victory? A good way to have Britain and France fight each other in the early 20th century...
  9. Futurist

    Would a Britain led by the Labour Party have been more willing 2 help Czechoslovakia?

    Would a Britain led by the Labour Party have been more willing to help Czechoslovakia in 1938? I'm curious as to how much Britain's position in regards to Czechoslovakia in 1938 was influenced by the Conservative mindset of Neville Chamberlain. That way, I'd like to figure out if the Munich...
  10. S

    Officer cadet training in Britain 1940

    Hi, please does anyone know how long the training of cadet officers at the Officer Producing Centre took in 1940? Many thanks
  11. B

    Videos on Spanish defeats of Britain

    WWyvoWzq3EM _S8tP9wu2W0 I found these, maybe in response to the hype about the defeat of the Spanish Armada. It points out that the original phrase was "the sun never sets on the Spanish Empire". Seems like Spanish pride to some extent, and of course both empires are now no more. Are the videos...
  12. F

    Derbyshire’s High Peak link to the most famous WW2 Battle of Britain fighter squadron

    303 Squadron is arguably the most famous Battle of Britain Fighter squadron, but their prized trophy is from action over the beautiful rural Derbyshire countryside near to where I live. See my blog for an illustrated account...
  13. Visigoth Panzer

    Germany Conquers France 1914 but Britain Fights On

    What if Imperial Germany succeeded in defeating France in 1914 but Britain decided to keep fighting, similar to WW2. Could Imperial Germany hope to defeat Britain?
  14. Futurist

    If Britain or France had colonized Latin America, would it be much Whiter today?

    If Britain or France had colonized Latin America instead of Spain and Portugal, would Latin America be a lot Whiter today? The reason that I am asking this question is because the U.S. and Canada were historically much Whiter than Latin America is. True, this changed to some extent over the...
  15. E

    Slavery - 18th century Britain - need of sources

    Hello everyone. I am a new person on this forum. I am a screenwriter from Russia. Currently started developing a screenplay for a feature film with the story happening in Western Africa and Britain in 1770 (+/-). I have several questions which I have not yet found answers to, so maybe someone...
  16. Futurist

    Did Britain and France tell Poland that they are not going to provide relief to it?

    Before the start of World War II, did Britain and France tell Poland that they are not going to provide relief to it in the event of a Nazi German invasion and that it will be a year or more before they actually launch any meaningful offensives against Nazi Germany? Basically, Britain and...
  17. C

    The End of Roman Britain

    This is the beginning of a short children's (ish) story I started writing a few months ago, but which I will undoubtedly never finish. It is about what I believe really took place during the first few decades of the fifth century. It will make more sense if you are already familiar with my...
  18. Scaeva

    The First Evidence of Julius Caesar's Invasion of Britain Unearthed

    The full article can be read here.
  19. SirOrmondeWinter

    100 years ago today General Allenby gave Britain one hell of an early X-mas present

    Jerusalem, the faithful city, achieving what so many before him had failed to do for centuries (of course unlike his predecessors he had tanks which obviously helped). Unlike the Kaiser who'd had the ancient walls altered so he could ride through the city Allenby dismounted and walked through...
  20. R

    Britain dedelops India, Formosa, Manchuria, DEI, PI, Brazil, Japan, etc in the 1800s.

    OTL Britan never took advantage of huge iron reserves, huge numbers of poorly employed or unemployed, etc, in India. It allowed weak Holland, Portugal and Spain to rule rich colonies (just as inefficiently as Britain did), instead of simply seizing them. ATL the British realize the unlimited...