What was the Phoney War and why is it called the Phoney War?
The first six months of the war became known as the ‘Phoney War’ because there was almost no fighting and no bombs were dropped.
This gave the government more time to protect Britain from an attack.
How Long did the Phoney War Last?
The Phoney War took place from September 1939 to April 1940.
What happened next?
... until, suddenly, on 9 April 1940, Nazi forces attacked Denmark and Norway.
The Battle of Britain followed a few months later.