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World War Two (WW2) for Kids

Remembrance Day 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. After World War One ended in 1918, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces. In 1933 the German people voted for a leader named Adolf Hitler, who led a political party in Germany called the National Socialists or Nazis. Shortly before 5am on Friday 1st September, 1939, German forces stormed the Polish frontier. World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. Countries What countries fought on which side?

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WWII History: World War II for Kids World War II was fought between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Soviet Union, France). Most of the countries in the world were involved in some way. It was the deadliest war in all of human history with around 70 million people killed. Why did World War II Start? Since 1933, Germany had been ruled by Adolf Hitler and his political party, the Nazis. They wanted to take revenge for Germany’s defeat in the Great War by expanding Germany’s empire. In 1938, the Nazis invaded Austria and on 15th March 1939 they invaded Czechoslovakia. Next, on 1st September 1939, over a million Nazi troops then invaded Poland.

World War 2 for Kids When did World War Two begin? World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. It involved many of the world's countries. Great Depression Facts and Information for Kids This worksheet has a free sample available. Download the sample here » Download This Sample World War II homework help The main countries and leaders that made up the Allied powers were: Great Britain – led by Prime Minister Winston ChurchillThe United States – led by President Franklin D RooseveltFrance – led by Charles de GaulleThe Soviet Union – led by Joseph StalinChina – led by Chiang Kai-shek The three main countries and leaders that made up the Axis powers were: The Holocaust: How Do The Choices Made During The Holocaust Affect The Choices We Make Today?: Process Your first task in this WebQuest is to visit the United States Holocaust Museum's website. Please be advised that while some of the stories are disturbing, this is a historical event that impacts us today. If you feel as if you are not adequately prepared for this, please contact the teacher. I encourage you to visit the entire site, see what activities are available, and visit all of the resources that are available via their website. Your activitiy for this class will be focused on the section "Remember: Survivors and Victims."

Who was Winston Churchill? Facts and Information Here are some facts about the British Prime Minister who is best known for his leadership during World War 2. Facts About Winston Churchill’s Childhood and Early Life Winston Churchill was born on 30th November 1874 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.His parents were Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill.Winston Churchill was not a very good pupil at school.Winston did not have a very close relationship with either of his parents. He was, however, close to his nanny, Elizabeth Anne Everest.Winston’s father died at the age of 45 in 1895.Churchill had quite a severe lisp which he worked hard to deal with when giving speeches.Winston got married to Clementine Hozier on 12th September 1908.Winston had five children, Diana, Randolph, Sara, Marigold and Mary. Marigold died when she was very young – she got septicaemia. Winston Churchill’s Military Record World War Two The Second World War was a period of intensive air force activity spanning all the disciplines of offensive and flying operations and ground-based defence. Air roles included offensive bomber, day fighter, night fighter, anti-shipping strike, transport and flying training. Land-based roles included the Chain Home High and Chain Home Low RADAR stations at RAF Stenigot, RAF Skendleby and RAF Ingoldmels, schools covering air armaments, air gunnery and other ground defence disciplines.

Why was the treaty of Versailles so significant? - Rise of Hitler and the Nazi party - Year 9 - Why was the Treaty of Versailles so significant? The Treaty of Versailles was put together at the Paris Peace Conference starting in January 1919. The main signatories of the treaty were Britain (Prime Minister David Lloyd George), the USA (President Woodrow Wilson), France (Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau) and Italy (Prime Minister Vittorio Orlando).

The Holocaust: Process The main task/assignment for the Holocaust WebQuest is to write a letter to a relative as if you were a participant(a soldier or a victim) in the Holocaust. In order to complete this task/assignment, our class will complete the following steps: 1) As a class, the first thing you will do together for this assignment will be to gain a foundation of background information on the Holocaust. This will be done by: 1) watching a video called, "One Survivor Remembers" detailing one Polish family's situation during the Holocaust.

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: England, Lincolnshire Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: United Kingdom England: Lincolnshire This collection of airfields is © 2010-2013 by RonaldV(Disclaimer). World War II History: WW2 Timeline for Kids History >> World War 2 for Kids World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. There were several major events leading up to the war and then during the war. Here is a timeline listing some of the major events: Leading up to the War 1933 January 30 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.