WW2 Facts

Scroll down to see articles on the facts and information on the events surrounding the Second World War


What is Fascism?

The label “Fascism” is used to describe any movement or political ideology inspired by Benito Mussolini’s Italian Fascism. As a rule, Fascism is associated with dictatorship or a strict hierarchical, authoritarian structure where the state gets total...

What Event Started World War 2?

Although a variety of different factors caused World War Two, the main event that sparked it all was Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939. The Treaty of Versailles, signed at the end of WW1, placed some very harsh restrictions on Germany, which created...

World War Two – Bibliography

  German Prisoner of War Camps The Thai-Burma Railroad – The Second World War Experience Centre Children of the Camps – PBS The Geneva Convention in brief– Learn Peace Geneva Convention – Human Rights Liberty The Great Escape (true story)...
World War Two – German Prisoners of War in Britain

World War Two – German Prisoners of War in Britain

In 1939 there were just two Prisoner of warcamps 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...

World War Two – Japanese Internment Camps in the USA

Amache (Granada), CO  Opened: August 24, 1942. Closed: October 15, 1945. Peak population: 7,318. Gila River, AZ Opened July 20, 1942.  Closed November 10, 1945. Peak Population 13,348.   Heart Mountain, WY Opened August 12, 1942.Closed November 10,...
World War Two – Japanese Prisoner of War Camps

World War Two – Japanese Prisoner of War Camps

The following article 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 prisoner of war...
World War Two – The Great Escape

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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World War Two – German Prisoner of War Camps

World War Two – German Prisoner of War Camps

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

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...
World War Two – The Geneva Convention

World War Two – The Geneva Convention

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 societies should be set up and trained to care for the wounded in times...
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