World War Two

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

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

Nazi Germany Timeline: Important Dates And Events

See below for a Nazi Germany timeline: "Nazis Nearly Assassinated Stalin, Churchill, and FDR in 1943. What If They Had Succeeded?" For the full "History Unplugged" podcast, click here! Nazi Germany Timeline: Nazi Germany Timeline Dates Nazi Germany Timeline Events 9th November 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated. Weimar Republic declared. 28th…

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a brief affair, lasting only a couple of hours, but it stunned America, which did not expect such advanced naval and aviation strategy from the Japanese military. The attack led to America's involvement in World War Two and immediately triggered calls for massive wartime…

Battle of Normandy (D-Day)

Date 6th June-25th August 1944 Location Normandy, France War World War Two Combatants Britain, United States, Canada VS Germany Outcome German Defeat This article is part of our larger selection of posts about the Normandy Invasion. To learn more, click here for our comprehensive guide to D-Day.


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, Randolph, Sarah, Marigold, Mary Died - 24th January 1965, London Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was…


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 committed suicide Famous for being fascist Dictator of Germany Born…

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 notorious example of war-time hysteria driving public policy…

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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, one in three died from starvation, work, punishments or from diseases for…


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. Prisoners were fairly…

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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 countries during the second world war. The most well…


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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