Many of them went to the bottom of the sea and under the ground in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, North Africa, Burma and other places far from home. And not a few in London and their other cities.
They won the war but the cost was too high for their culture to survive, it's a small island. (I know, they were not alone, but you get the point.)
Decent law abiding people must fear criminals and the law while criminals have nothing to fear.