Would The British Empire have been able to defeat Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan alone in WWII?

Now I am interested in your opinions and interpretations on this matter as Britain by 1940 still had a huge empire and was still a strongly leading global power. British Industry was still extremely strong and Britain defeated Italy and Germany in North Africa mainly alone. Britain also still had Canada and Australia within the Empire (although they were self governing states of the Empire) and The British Army was growing in strength and equipment by 1941. So do you think that the British Empire could've defeated the Axis single handed? Even to sacrifice the Empire to defeat them?

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Answered By: armouror - 12/4/2011
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NO, Even though we are allies. The British needed help after hitler launched a air Attack upon London. Now days the Brits have a much more powerful military.
Answered By: REALITY CHECK - 12/4/2011
No. While many Brits want to write their own versions of WWII the simple truth is that without the supplies of food and material coming thru the Lend Lease program they would have starved, run out of munitions and been invaded by Wermacht.
Answered By: Wayne C - 12/4/2011
Britain actually did little or nothing in the Pacific war. America had to defeat Japan single handedly with no help from the British or the Russians. Britain also retreated from Europe, look up Dunkirk. It was not until the US forces entered western Europe that the war began to turn in favor of the Allies.
Answered By: Voonie Vootie - 12/4/2011
Britain was deeply dependent on raw materials and food imports from the U.S.A. No one allied nation could have won the war by itself. All contributed to the final victory.
Answered By: DoubleL - 12/4/2011
I am not sure that anyone could answer this question realistically because it didn't happen, we were not alone. Having said that, let us get one thing clear. America came into the war because it had to (Ref the Japanese) Remember too that the USA were supplying Nazi Germany with equipment long before they were forced... More
Answered By: Dave H - 12/4/2011
Not a chance. At best Britain could have held its own and that only because the Soviet's were brought into the war. The German's had them pretty much bottled up on their island. The 8th Army in Africa was only saved by copious amounts of Lend-Lease aid and the American entry into the war and the British in Asia were... More
Answered By: Mark F - 12/4/2011
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