The United Kingdom stood against Nazi Germany for the entire duration of World War II in Europe and served as the launching grounds for the liberation of Western Europe in June 1944. Immerse yourself in history in the English regions that played a role in bringing the war to its conclusion. In and around London you will find several impressive war museums, including the Imperial War Museum and the Winston Churchill War Rooms. Admire stunning ancient castles and fortresses in the Kent area, which is where a fictional army was set up to trick the Nazis at the end of the war. In the port cities of Portsmouth and Southampton (Hampshire), you can visit two key-locations that played a key role in the Allies’ liberation of Europe, including Portsmouth’s museum The D-Day Story. Then take a walk through the Cambridge American Cemetery in East Anglia. There are also several unique historic airfields as well as museums presenting the history of aviation.