WW2 Facts

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


World War Two – The Geneva Convention

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...
The Home Front: WW2

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...
World War Two – The Blitz

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...
World War Two – Conscription Definition

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....
German and Axis WW2 Successes and Failures

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...
World War Two – Causes

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 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...
World War 2 Timeline

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....
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