World War Two

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


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Nazi Germany – The Nazi Party

On 5th January 1919, Anton Drexler together with Gottfried Feder and Dietrich Eckart founded the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei DAP (German Workers’ Party). Drexler wanted to form a party that supported the German workforce. From its earliest beginnings the party...
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Nazi Germany – Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born in the Austrian town of  Braunau-am-Inn on 20th April 1889. The town was close to the Austro-German border and his father, Alois, worked as a border control clerk. His mother, Klara, was a housekeeper. As a child he got on very well with his...

Timeline – Nazi Germany

Date Event 9th November 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated. Weimar Republic declared. 28th June 1919 Treaty of Versailles signed.  5th January 1919 German Workers’ Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) DAP formed by Anton Drexler, Gottfried Feder, Dietrich Eckart...
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