World War Two - The most destructive global conflict in human history

A collection of interactive articles and timelines covering the major events and people of World War Two, as well as some lesser-known stories from the global conflict.

World War Two was the most destructive global conflict in history. It began when Nazi Germany unleashed ferocious attacks across Europe - but it spread to the Soviet Union, China, Japan and the United States.

Cities were destroyed by air raids, the atom bomb was dropped on Japan and six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Over 50 million soldiers and civilians died.

These interactive articles will be useful for teaching secondary students about World War Two.

Timelines of key events

WW2: History's most savage and devastating war
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WW2: The Holocaust year by year
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WW2: Countdown to Hiroshima: The bomb that changed the world
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Pivotal figures

Learn about the lives and roles of three key World War Two world leaders.

Sir Winston Churchill: The greatest Briton?
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Adolf Hitler: Man and monster
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Joseph Stalin: National hero or cold-blooded murderer?
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The people, events and legacy of WW2

Find out about the major events and people of World War Two, as well as some lesser-known stories from the global conflict.

WW2: How was D-Day. the biggest ever seaborne invasion, launched?
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WW2: How close did D-Day come to failure?
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WW2: What was the secret to winning the Battle of Britain?
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WW2: Why do we love the Spitfire?
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WW2: How did an elephant beat the Belfast Blitz?
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WW2: Could you be part of a Lancaster Bomber crew?
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WW2: What would you have done when the bombs fell?
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WW2: What's the secret language that helped win the war?
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WW2: Could the rationing diet make you healthier?
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WW2: How did Britain hide its treasure from the Nazis?
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WW2: Did the war change life for women?
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WW2: Did the war introduce designer fashion to our high streets?
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WW2: How did one Englishman save 669 children from the Holocaust?
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WW2: How did the heroes of the Caribbean help win the war?
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WW2: Was it right to bomb Hiroshima?
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WW2: Did Winston's words win the war?
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WW2: How did the British plan to celebrate VE Day?
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Class Clips

World War Two with Dan Snow
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D-Day: The Last Heroes
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Children of the Holocaust
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"Tell Me Your Secrets" - An interactive graphic novel

This interactive graphic novel is based on true-events from World War Two. Best enjoyed with headphones and wi-fi. The story takes about 20 minutes to complete. Good Luck...

WW2: "Tell Me Your Secrets" - An interactive graphic novel
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