1939 Hitler invaded Poland on the first of September. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.
1940 Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Britain.
1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and the US entered the war.
1942 In February Singapore fell to the Japanese and around 25,000 prisoners were taken.
1943 Italy surrendered, but Germany took over the battle.
1944 D Day: The Allied invasion of France. Paris is liberated in August.
1945 After atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrendered on the 14th of August.
All about evacuation People expected cities to be bombed, as enemy planes tried to destroy factories. But bombs would hit homes and schools too, so children would be in danger. The government tried at the start of the war to 'empty the cities' of children and mothers, This was 'evacuation', to protect them from air raids.
Spitfire • 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. • The name Spitfire was taken from an old English word meaning someone of strong or fiery character. The names Snipe and Shrew were also considered for the plane. • The plane weighed almost 2,400 kilograms and had a top speed of 582 kph, although could dive at faster speeds. It was able to climb to a height of almost 7,000 metres in just over 9 minutes.
In world war II they used heavy weapons like RPGs, M4s, shotguns, ak47s, revolvers, handguns, mini • pistols and mg42s which is a ground gun.
When have guns been used?Guns have existed for more than a thousand years. They have been used in world war I and II. It all started when China invented gun powder. Armies learnt it can be used as a weapon.
GasMasks jj By Zak, Eisa and Aanisah
What is a gas mask? The gas mask is a mask used to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne pollutants and toxic gases. World War II gas masks contained blue asbestosin their filters. It is unknown how long for certain the material was used in filters. Breathing blue asbestos in the factories resulted in the death of 10%.
D-Day Military term
The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 — the day of the Normandy landings.
The terms D-Day and H-Hour are used for the day and hour on which a combat attack will take place.
Vehicles in world war II WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING ABOUT WHICH VEHICLES WERE USED IN WW II. The first time that tanks were seriously incorporated into warfare. The first German tank was designed in 1912 and built in 1916.
An important role! The women's land army played a very important part in world war II. They helped provide Britain with food supplies at a time when many merchant ships were destroyed by rival boats. The woman in the land army did all of the jobs that were needed to make a sustainable life for themselves –maintaining a farm life to help provide all necessities needed.
The average pay given to the women over 18 was as little as £1.12 a week. The agreed maximum working hours were 50 hours in the summer and 48 hours in the winter, 5 and a ½ days a week with only Saturday afternoon and Sunday off. During harvest season many women worked dawn till dusk easily making their 50 hours a week. • During these hard times ; the women were given uniforms were more suited towards practicality rather than eye catching garments. working on a farm meant clothing needed to be comfortable and easy to wash when dirty. This meant no fashion statements.
Reflection Please get into a comfortable position for our reflection.