From the start of WWII in 1939 to Charlton’s Relegation from Top Flight in 1957 Charlton’s meteoric rise to the top of the Football League was halted due to the outbreak of war in 1939. The club (like every other club) were forced to play in Wartime leagues, though there was some success on the War Cups. Charlton’s cup successes continued after the war with two FA Cup final appearances including a win in 1947. Over the next ten years though the club steadily declined resulting in relegation in 1957. Please click twice to enlarge.