World War 2

On September 1st 1939 Germany invaded Poland which meant Britain and France declared war on Hitler and the Nazis.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister in World War 2, after Neville Chamberlain resigned being Prime Minister in May 1940.

Japan wanted to control Asia and the Pacific during the 2nd World War.

During May to June 1940 over 300,000 Allied troops ( British, French, Belgians and Commonwealth) were rescued from France ( at Dunkirk ) as they were surrounded by the German army. 1,000s of ships sailed from Britain to rescue the Allies at Dunkirk.

It was a war between two groups of countries, the Allies and the Axis powers.

D-day was on the 6th of June 1944, it’s known as the Normandy landings. Allied troops invaded Europe to defeat the Nazis.

Around 6 million Jewish people were killed during World War 2 because Hitler hated them so much. This is one of history’s most terrible events.

Around 64 million people lost their lives during World War 2.

On the 8th of May 1944, World War 2 ended because Germany surrendered about a week after Adolf Hitler committed suicide.

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