Reply to post: Re: The war is over, the empire is gone

The Battle of Britain couldn't have been won without UK's homegrown tech innovations

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: The war is over, the empire is gone

"For rather loose values of 'give', as that verb is not commonly associated with armed conflict against independence movements."

You're right, it wasn't given back. Nor was it taken away. It was both. And other reasons too. There was also huge pressure from the USA too as they were feeling a bit adventurous after WW2 and didn't want the competition.

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