World War 2 Leaders A complete list of the national leaders of the countries which participated in the war In every country and government type, there is always one person at the political top who makes the key decisions and determines the national policy, or leads to it - the national leader.
I just wanted to express my enthusiasm, not just about the great content, and clean design of this website, but in the very well-executed user-experience. Well worth a look for anyone interested in the bomber war.
What a great achievement so far Martin. Some of your followers might also be interested in this: This modest project soon became all-consuming, led to contact being made with all bar one of the families of his crew and enabled me to tell some incredible stories of courage, sacrifice and betrayal.
Michael Foley July 11, at 1: I know it must seem a slog to post something of high quality every day. That you have done so almost every day for the past 6 years is astonishing. Thanks for all you do. Martin I have just found your website today.
Thank you so much for putting all this information together.
I knew that he had been reported missing in action on 25 April but have only recently found out that he and the rest of his crew were lost on a mission to Kiel. He was twenty-four and had been married a month at the time. His widow never remarried and my mother always deeply mourned the loss of her brother and best friend.
It is useful to find out at least some details of his last hours.
If anyone else knows any more, I would be really grateful to hear of it. John Hargreaves May 15, at 1: Was taken to a crash site aged 6ish. Your day-by-day chronology imparts a real-time context to events as they unfolded during my parents childhood.
Long transported from the British Isles and out of touch with my people, this has helped me understand my cultural roots. Yvonne Knight May 14, at 2: Sometimes it appears that doors keep closing. Michael May 14, at 9: It is a piece of canvas or flannel nailed to a broom handle, and it is spotted with a wounded soldiers blood.
Seeing the bloodstains in the photograph, I instantly recognized it as the flag from the Rijksmuseum exhibit, still bloody 75 years later.
Connie Hamilton May 14, at I lived in Earls Court in London during Ww2, and have tried to find out whether it was a V1 or V2 rocket that fell there on Nevern Square one sunny Sunday afternoon, it demolished several blocks of mansion flats nd blew all our windows in, luckily there were few casualties because due the lovely weather most people who lived there were out.
The only casualty we had was a bowl of tinned fruit on the table which was covered in dust and glass, my grandmother had left it there and gone into he kitchen to fetch something when the explosion happened, she was furious as it was a precious rationed luxury only opened for my aunt on leave from the ATS.
Look forward to reading more from you Editor May 13, at 3: Conveniently the war in Europe ended on 8th Mayit had begun in earnest on 10th May I realise the Poles, Danes and Norwegians might not wholly agree — although the stories from the first months of the war remain accessible in the WWII Today archives.
I hope many of you will wish to keep following the war as I add more pictures, newsreels and new stories in the coming months and years. I shall also be developing new ways of exploring the hundreds of different stories already here. Thank you to all those who have sent words of support over the years — your encouragement has kept me going and is much appreciated.
It has been a fascinating journey of exploration for me — and it is far from over yet! I realise it is a bit awkward to have a cross-over period of a few months covering both and Nevertheless it does seem to be the most natural point to make a break.
Over the past few years I have introduced many people to your work.Links. Long and short-term causes - an excellent resource from History Learning.. More ideas.
The Great Depression as a cause of war - BBC debate-podcast on what caused the war. David Kennedy is Donald J.
McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus at Stanford ashio-midori.com his books are Over Here: The First World War and American Society () and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War (),which recounts the history of the United States in the two great crises of the Great Depression and World War II.
Compare and contrast the U.S. reactions to World War I in with its reactiob to World war II on World War I started in the year The underlying causes of the war was the nationalism that was found throughout Europe in the 19th and 20th century.
There was . World War 1 started in Europe in the year and went though 4 years and ended in the year The war started out with an assassination of heir to the Austrian throne by a Serbian nationalist. A single soldier on his horse, during a cavalry patrol in World War I.
At the start of the war every major army had a substantial cavalry, and they performed well at first. The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange just after the crash of On Black Tuesday, October twenty-ninth, the market collapsed.