Category Archives: World War 2

10 Spitfire Facts

Here are ten facts about Spitfires. The Spitfire was the most famous fighter aircraft of World War II. It was the only British fighter plane to be in continuous production throughout the war. RJ Mitchell, an engineer at Supermarine Aviation, designed the Spitfire originally to be a high performance, short range plane. The first planes… Continue Reading

Battle of Midway Facts

Here are some facts about the Battle of Midway, one of the key battles of the Pacific Campaign of World War 2. The Battle of Midway was a naval battle fought between the United States of America and Japan. It took place between June 4 and June 7, 1942, (about six months after the Japanese… Continue Reading

Battle of Stalingrad Facts

Here are some facts about the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the major conflicts to take place in World War 2. The Battle of Stalingrad was fought between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Both sides were trying to take control of the city of Stalingrad (now named Volgograd). It started on 23rd August 1942… Continue Reading

WW2 Evacuation Facts

Here are some facts about the evacuation of children and mothers from cities to the countryside which took place in Britain during World War 2. The evacuation of children from cities to the countryside in order to keep them safe from air raids began in September 1939. Many of London’s children were sent to Wales,… Continue Reading

The Battle of Britain: Facts and Information

The Battle of Britain was a series of conflicts between Germany and Britain in World War 2. Having defeated France, Germany wanted to invade Britain, but in order to do this, Germany had to destroy Britain’s RAF (Royal Air Force). They attempted to do this with bombing raids. Here are some facts about the Battle… Continue Reading

VE Day Facts

Here are some of the key facts about VE Day. The VE in VE Day stands for Victory in Europe. It was the public holiday of 8th May 1945 to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in World War 2. More than 1 million people celebrated in the streets of cities, towns… Continue Reading

D-Day: Facts About the Normandy Landings of WW2

Here are some facts about D-Day, the first day of the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops during World War 2. The Allied invasion of north-west Europe was codenamed Operation Overlord. The landing operations were codenamed Operation Neptune and the actual day of the landings was referred to as D-Day. In preparing for the assault,… Continue Reading