BBC Primary History World War 2.
The National Archives World War II.
Learn about the Second World War by using our animated maps and investigations containing original documents film photographs. Choose a theatre of war from the globe or quick links. Alternatively go to the Index of Resources for the full contents of the site. Choose a Theatre of War to view.
World War Two WW2 for Kids.
For almost six years from 1939 to 1945 Britain fought the toughest war it had ever experienced. World War II was total war every person every business every service was involved. Britain did not fight alone the war also involved many countries. World War II involved 61 countries with 1.7 billion people three quarters of the world's population. Fifty million people lost their lives and hundreds of millions people were injured. How did the Second World War start? After World War One ended in 1918 Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces.
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The History Place World War II in Europe Timeline.
July 14 Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party. October 14 Germany quits the League of Nations. June 30 The Nazi Night of the Long Knives. July 25 Nazis murder Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss. August 2 German President Hindenburg dies. August 19 Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany. March 16 Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription. September 15 German Jews stripped of rights by Nuremberg Race Laws. February 10 The German Gestapo is placed above the law. March 7 German troops occupy the Rhineland. May 9 Mussolini's Italian forces take Ethiopia. July 18 Civil war erupts in Spain. August 1 Olympic games begin in Berlin. October 1 Franco declared head of Spanish State.