WW2 Facts

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World War Two – The Home Front

World War Two – The Home Front

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.  Evacuation When the war began in September 1939...
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....
World War Two – German/Axis Successes and Failures

World War Two – German/Axis Successes and Failures

Britain’s policy of appeasement had failed to stop Hitler. Hitler invaded Poland on 1st September 1939 and Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. However, there was little fighting for the first six months of the war and this period is known...
World War Two – Causes

World War Two – Causes

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 the war are more complex. Treaty 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 Two – Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information 1938 German Anschluss with Austria Hitler went ahead with his plans to unify all German-speaking people. He annexed Austria then demanded the liberation of German people in the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. Neville Chamberlain...
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