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

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.

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…

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…

For some of the best prices see Hains Clearance dot com The causes of World War One

For some of the best prices see Hains Clearance dot com The causes of World War One

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".

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.

This appears to be a modern photo from a Italian WWII historical reenactment group (see www.Progetto900.com).  At least its name and website are printed across the bottom of the photo on a forum on historical reenactment (panzergrenadier.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14956&start=45)

This appears to be a modern photo from a Italian WWII historical reenactment group (see www.Progetto900.com). At least its name and website are printed across the bottom of the photo on a forum on historical reenactment (panzergrenadier.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14956&start=45)

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)

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