- Western Allies
The Western Allies were the democracies and their colonial peoples, within the broader coalition of Allies during
World War II. The term is generally understood to refer to the countries of the British Commonwealth of Nationsand part of the military of Poland(from 1939), exiled forces from Occupied Europe(from 1940), the United States, (from 1941), France and a few other countries. This term therefore excludes the Soviet Unionand China, which were also Allies.
From 1942 onwards, the entire military forces of the Western Allies were overseen by the U.S.- British
Combined Chiefs of Staff, based in Washington, D.C.. The term Western Allies continued to refer to the American, British, and French forces stationed in West Berlinfrom 1945 to 1994.
* [http://www.western-allies-berlin.com History of the Western Allies in Berlin]
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