The war in Europe began in September 1939 when Nazi Germany, under Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Using Blitzkrieg tactics the country was quickly overtaken.
Ever wonder how many planes were used during the Battle of Britain? Or how many pilots lost their lives? Find the key statistics here.
We meet Alan and his grand-daughter Isabel. Alan lived in north London during the Second World War and was in his home when the neighbour's house suffered a direct hit. S
The Blitz - 7 September 1940 - 21 May 1941 German bombers attacked British cities, ports and industrial areas. This was known as the 'the Blitz' a short form of the German word 'Blitzkrieg' (meaning lightning war).
Betty lived in Cardiff during the war and was evacuated to Aberdare. With her family friend, Anesha, she retraces the journey and describes what it was like to leave home, live with a different family, and attend a different school.
Explore what sources, such as photos and newspaper articles, can tell us about the experiences of children evacuated to North Wales from North West England during World War 2.
News footage of evacuees from British Pathe
Follow Eric as he goes back in time to find out what the Second World War was like for children, from being evacuated and coping with rationed sweets and eggs, to collecting scrap metal to make Spitfires.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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