Has noone considered that the Brits left a legacy, when they pulled out? I seem to recall that the Brits were pretty divided before the Blitz. Wasn't some bugger called Chamberlain their PM? After he was replaced, I don't recall reading about a lot of division between the people and the government once the onslaught started. Nothing like an existential threat from the outside to unify a people.
U.S., allies conduct 1 air strike in Syria and 11 in Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
from the article: Palestinian poll: Faith in Hamas government is on the rise