WW2 Facts

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

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

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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…


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 airforce (Luftwaffe) began…

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World War Two – Conscription Definition

The following article on conscription in World War Two (conscription definition) is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman' D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Conscription literally means compulsory military service. Unlike other European countries, Britain had always relied on volunteers to fight in times of war. Conscription…

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German and Axis WW2 Successes and Failures

WW2 Axis powers had enough successes early in the war to make dramatic gains in the European and Pacific theaters of war, but enough failures to doom themselves to ultimate defeat. Britain's policy of appeasement had failed to stop Hitler. Hitler invaded Poland on 1st September 1939 and Britain and…


World War Two – Causes

Listen to the audio of this post here: World War Two began in September 1939 when Britain and France declared war on Germany following Germany's invasion of Poland. Although the outbreak of war was triggered by Germany's invasion of Poland, the causes of World War 2 are more complex. Treaty…

World War Two – Statistics & Data

Who Fought Whom? Axis Allies Occupied Neutral Bulgaria Finland Germany Hungary Italy Japan Romania Argentina Australia Bolivia Brazil Canada China Chile Columbia Costa Rica Cuba France India Iraq Lebanon Mexico New Zealand Paraguay South Africa Soviet Union United Kingdom United States Albania Belgium Czechoslovakia Denmark Estonia Ethiopia France Greece Luxemburg…

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World War 2 Timeline

Below is a comprehensive World War 2 timeline, featuring the key events that led to the war, along with detailed information and the dates in which they occurred. For a discussion on the events that preceded World War Two and led to its eruption, please click here. Date Summary Detailed…

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