World War Two

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.

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Winston Churchill

Famous for being British Prime Minister and World War Two war leader Born – 30th November 1874, Blenheim, Oxfordshire Parents – Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill, Jennie Jerome Siblings – John Married – Clementine Hozier Children – Diana,...
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Adolf Hitler – Historical People

Famous for being fascist Dictator of Germany Born – 20th April 1889, Braunau am Inn, Austria Parents – Alois Hitler, Klara Hitler Siblings – Edmund, Paula Married – Eva Braun Children – None Died – 30th April 1945, Berlin, Germany...

Japanese Internment Camps in the USA

Japanese internment camps were the sites of the forced relocation and incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry in the Western United States during the Second World War and established in direct response to the Pearl Harbor attack. They remain arguably the most...
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Japanese POW Camps During World War Two

The following article on Japanese POW camps is an excerpt from Warren Kozak’s Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. There were more than 140,000 white prisoners in Japanese POW camps. Of these,...
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World War Two – The Great Escape

The Great Escape, as it came to be known, was a mass escape attempt from the prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III located near the Polish town of Zagan. The purpose-built camp was opened in April 1942 and the Germans considered it to be practically escape-proof....
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German POW Camps in World War Two

The following article on German POW camps in World War Two is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The above map shows some of the German POW camps were located in Nazi-occupied...
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World War Two – German Prisoners of War in Britain

In 1939 there were just two Prisoner of war camps in Britain. By the end of the war; there were more than 600. Each camp was given a number and was either a disused building – factory, college, hotel etc, or was a specially constructed building known as a Nissen...
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World War Two – The Geneva Convention

The Geneva convention laid the groundwork for the post-war world. In 1859 a Swiss man, Henry Dunant, was horrified to see thousands of wounded soldiers after a battle being abandoned with no one to offer them aid or help. Dunant suggested that voluntary relief...
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The Home Front: WW2

Although it was the men who went off to fight the war, the people left behind at home also had a part to play in the war. The Home Front is the name given to the effect of the war on people’s everyday lives. Home Front WW2: Evacuation When the war began in...
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World War Two – The Blitz

In the summer of 1940, Hitler decided to invade Britain. His plan was to take control of the English Channel by destroying the Royal Airforce and then to send German troops into Britain to take control. In July 1940, Hitler put his plan into operation. The German...
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