Britain declared war on Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939. You can read the newspaper headlines from that day at The British Newspaper Archive.

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939. You can read the newspaper headlines from that day at The British Newspaper Archive.

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

Displaying the insignia of ranks in the United States armed forces who fought is World War 2: Private to Brigadier General. It also shows the badges and pins of different companies within the armed forces, each company had a different role during World War 2. These badges and pins can also be classed as tribal symbolism as each solider fought side by side for their individual company.

Displaying the insignia of ranks in the United States armed forces who fought is World War 2: Private to Brigadier General. It also shows the badges and pins of different companies within the armed forces, each company had a different role during World War 2. These badges and pins can also be classed as tribal symbolism as each solider fought side by side for their individual company.

Ok, we'll start with this 'little' list...Timeline of World War II in Europe...#ingraphics

Ok, we'll start with this 'little' list...Timeline of World War II in Europe...#ingraphics

Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One.  This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…

Pinwheel Poppies – A Remembrance, Armistice or Veteran’s day activity

Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One. This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

On 8th May 1945, generally known as V-E Day, which marked the end of the war in Europe, around 153 U-Boats were in differents stages of combat. Operational U-boats were ordered to surface and sail for Allied ports flying a black flag of surrender. Most made for the UK, although a few reached the US. On 9th May 1945, the first of over 150 surrendered boats started to arrive, but more than 200 were scuttled. Of those surrendering, a quarter were taken over by the Allied powers and the rest…

On 8th May 1945, generally known as V-E Day, which marked the end of the war in Europe, around 153 U-Boats were in differents stages of combat. Operational U-boats were ordered to surface and sail for Allied ports flying a black flag of surrender. Most made for the UK, although a few reached the US. On 9th May 1945, the first of over 150 surrendered boats started to arrive, but more than 200 were scuttled. Of those surrendering, a quarter were taken over by the Allied powers and the rest…

Women All Over the Internet Are Swooning Over This Handsome 1950s Soldier

Women All Over the Internet Are Swooning Over This Handsome 1950s Soldier

A Japanese flag bearer and a squadron of Japanese fighter planes, circa 1941. Photo: akg-images.

A Japanese flag bearer and a squadron of Japanese fighter planes, circa 1941. Photo: akg-images.

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