Tag Archives: Second World War

TRIVIA TRAIL: BOMBING EXEMPTION

Question: What British seaside town did Hitler order the Luftwaffe to not bomb in WW II? Answer: Blackpool, so it could be used it as Hitler’s personal resort once Great Britain had been trounced and the Germans took over. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/feb/23/hitler-blackpool-resort-plans

HISTORY SHARE: AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY – WW II STYLE

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/government-holidays-during-world-war-two-campaign-bank-holiday-1024282

HISTORIC TRIBUTE: BELL TRIBUTE TO DIEPPE

My father served in WW II, but didn’t have a lot of old army buddies. He married my mother on August 15th, 1942, and while they were honeymooning in Scotland, the rest of his unit went to Dieppe. Not many came back.

HISTORY SHARE: BATTLE OF BRITAIN

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-battle-of-britain

HISTORY MYSTERY SHARE: LOST TREASURES

https://tinyurl.com/y4zfuhd3

TRIVIA TRAIL: EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK

Question: The WW II evacuation of Dunkirk took place between May 26th and June 4th, 1942. What was the military code name for this evacuation? Answer: Operation Dynamo. https://kids.kiddle.co/Dunkirk_evacuation https://study.com/academy/lesson/dunkirk-evacuation-history-summary-facts.html https://www.britannica.com/event/Dunkirk-evacuation

HISTORY SHARE: WARTIME NEUTRALITY

History shows that, in times of war, neutral countries haven’t always been completely neutral. https://tinyurl.com/2ax5hugg

HISTORY SHARE: RUSSIA’S VICTORY DAY

In Europe, the end of WW II came when Germany surrendered to Allied forces on May 7th, 1945, but hostilities didn’t officially end until May 8th, and so that is the date on which people in the UK and most of Europe still celebrate VE (Victory In Europe) Day. Russians celebrate it on May 9th, […]

HISTORY SHARE: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD

Younger kids https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Siege_of_Leningrad Older Kids https://www.history.com/news/the-siege-of-leningrad https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ukraine-invasion-mariupol-siege-leningrad-survivors/31765250.html

HISTORY SHARE: WAR CRIMES

War Crimes is a term kids will have been hearing a lot about lately, and older ones can be encouraged to learn more about past crimes that were labelled such, and express their opinions on both those and what’s going on in Ukraine and other places around the world today. https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/war-crime/277652 https://www.history.com/news/war-crime-international-criminal-court

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