Introduction

Battle of Britain VC

They Were (Almost) Everywhere

As the war unfolded, a new map was etched into history.

Every Signatory played an extraordinary part. They were there.
Their tales a personal roll call of the Allied pathways to victory…

Abyssinia | Africa | El Alamein | Algeria | Amiens | Antwerp | Anzio | Arakan | Ardennes | Arnhem | Arras | Assam | Athens | The Atlantic | Augsburg | Australia | Austria | Balkans | Belgium | Belorussia | Bengal (Bay of) | Berlin | Biscay (Bay of) | Britain | Bruneval | Brussels | Burma | Caen | Calabria | Canada | Cape Engano | Cape Esperance | Cape Matapan | Cassino | Caucasus | Ceylon | China | Chindwin River | Cologne | Coral Sea | Crete | Cyrenaica | Czechoslovakia | Dieppe | Duisberg | Dunkirk | Eastern Front | Egypt | Elbe | Ethiopia & Eritrea | Far East | Falaise | Flensburg | Foggia | Formosa | France | Gilbert Islands | Germany | Greece | Hamburg | Hiroshima | Imphal & Kohima | India | Iraq | Irrawaddy | Italy | Japan | Java | Kasserine & Longstop Ridge | Keren | Kursk | Leningrad | Leyte | Libya | Luneberg Heath | Luzon | Malaya | Malta | Matapan | Midway | Murmansk | Narvik | Netherlands | New Guinea | New Zealand | Nigeria | Normandy | North Cape | North Solomons | Norway | Nuremburg | Okinawa | Pacific | Pearl Harbor | Peenemunde | Pegasus Bridge | Philippines | Poland | Rhine | Rhodes | River Plate | Ruhr | Russia | St. Nazaire | Saipan | Salerno | Sicily | Singapore | Somaliland | South Africa | Stalingrad | Syria | Taranto | Tobruk | United Kingdom | Ukraine | United States | Vågsøy | Walcheren | Warsaw | Western Approaches | Western Desert | Yugoslavia

They Did (Almost) Everything

From Battles to Campaigns, Raids to Resistance,
Operations to Actions, their war service was vital:

Aerial Reconnaissance | Agent Insertion | Airborne Interception | Aircraft Servicing Under Fire | Air Raids & Air Raid Precautions | Air Sea Rescue | Army/Air Operations (Joint) | Altmark (Boarding) | Amiens (Mosquito Operation) | Amphibious & Combined Operations | Amphibious Tanks | Anti-Aircraft Defence | Anti-Tank | Anzio (Battle of) | Arakan (Campaign) | Arctic (Convoys) | Ardennes (offensive) | Arnhem (Battle of) | Arras (Counterattack) | Asdic (Anti-Submarine Detection) | Atlantic (Battle of The) | Atomic Weapons (Development) | Augsburg (Raid) | Austria (Liberation) | Avalanche (Operation) | Balkans (Campaign, Liberation) | Battleaxe (Operation) | Bismarck | Blitzkrieg | Blitz | Bodenplatte (Operation) | Bombardment (Spotting) | Bomb Disposal | Booby Traps | Bougainville (Campaign) | Britain (Battle of) | Bruneval (Raid) | The Bulge (Battle of) | Burma (Campaign) | Caucasus (Battle of the) | Ceylon (Raid) | China (Resistance) | Chindwin (River Crossing) | Chindits | Civil Defence (See Special Entry) | Cologne (1000 Bomber Raid) | Combined Bomber offensive | Combined Operations | Compass (Operation) | Concentration Camp (Special Medical Teams) | Counter Kamikaze (Operations) | Coral Sea (Battle of) | D-Day | Dieppe (Raid) | Dunkirk | Eastern Front | Elbe (River Crossing) | Enigma | Experimental Establishments | Falaise Pocket (Battle of) | Foggia (Bombing) | Formosa (Air Battle) | France (Resistance) | Gilbert Islands (Campaign) | Gliders (Pilot Regiment, Towing, Operations) | Gothic Line | Grand Slam & Tallboy (Earthquake Bombs) | Greece (Resistance) | Groundcrew | Guerilla Operations | Hiroshima | The Hump (Airlift, China) | Imphal & Kohima (Battle of) | Irrawaddy River (Operations) | Java (Battle of) | Kasserine & Longstop Ridge | Keren (Battle of) | Kindertransport | Kursk (Battle of) | Leningrad (Siege of, Battle of) | Leyte (Battle of) | Luneberg Heath & Flensburg (Surrenders) | Luzon (Fall & Re-Conquest) | Manna (Operation) | Cape Matapan (Battle of) | Midget Submarines | Midway (Battle of) | Minelaying & Minesweeping | Monte Cassino (Battle of) | Murmansk (Run) | Narvik (Battles of) | Netherlands (Resistance) | Night Fighting | Night Intrusion | Normandy (Landings) | North Cape (Battle of) | Norway (Campaign, Resistance) | Nuremburg (Raid) | Okinawa (Battle of) | Pathfinding | Pearl Harbor | Peenemunde (Raid) | Pegasus Bridge (Capture) | Philippine Sea (Battle of) | Phoney War (Sitzkrieg) | Poland (Resistance) | Prisoners of War (Pows) | Piats Projector (Infantry, Anti-Tank Weapons) | Psychological Warfare | Radar | Rapido River (Battle of) | Rhine (Crossings) | Rhodes (Battle of) | River Plate (Battle of) | Ruhr (Air & Land Battles) | St. Nazaire (Raid) | Saipan (Battle of) | Salerno (Landings) | Search & Strike | ‘Shetland Bus’ Service | Sicily (Invasion) | Special Forces (Sas & Sbs) | Special Operations Executive (Soe) | Stalingrad (Siege of) | Strategic Bombing offensive | Taranto (Battle of) | Target Marking | Tirpitz | Tobruk (Siege of) | Torpedo (Operations) | Tunisia (Campaign) | U-Boats (Campaign) | V-Weapons | Vaagso (Raids) | Vip Flights (Royal, Churchill &C.) | Walcheren (Assault) | War Cabinet | War office | Warsaw (Uprising) | Winter Line (Aka Gustav Line, Breaking of) | X-Craft Midget Submarines (Operations) | Yugoslavia (Operations, Partisans)

They Were There

306 signatories who, taken together, were personally present at almost every major event on the Allied pathway to victory. © IWM PST 3158

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