World War II 1939-45 20th and 21st centuries Scotland's History.
BBC School Radio WW2 Audio Clips Library. Listen to the music and voices of World War 2. Includes the announcement of War by Prime Minister Chamberlain and the riotous celebrations in Piccadilly Circus on VJ day. BBC Schools Primary History WW2. Become a World War II history detective by investigating timelines learning fun facts and playing quizzes and games. BBC Scotland Learning Scotland During the Second World War.
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.
World War II Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.
Infantry Weapons Of World War 2. Grey Falcon Black Sun. Retrieved 14 November 2009. These all-purpose guns were developed and used by the German army in the 2nd half of World War 2 as a result of studies which showed that the ordinary rifle's long range is much longer than needed since the soldiers almost always fired at enemies closer than half of its effective range. The assault rifle is a balanced compromise between the rifle and the sub-machine gun having sufficient range and accuracy to be used as a rifle combined with the rapid-rate automatic firepower of the sub machine gun. Thanks to these combined advantages assault rifles such as the American M-16 and the Russian AK-47 are the basic weapon of the modern soldier.
BBC Primary History World War 2.
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.
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.