Second World War Panel
Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:00 PM
So far there are sections on: Background to the War; Nazi Germany, Chronology of the War, Political Leaders, European Diplomacy, Major Offensives, British Military Leaders, USA Military Leaders, German Military Leaders, Japanese Military Leaders, The Armed Forces, The Air War, The Resistance, Scientists & Inventors, War at Sea, Resistance in Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, War Artists, Weapons and New Technology.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:39 PM
In 1940 I was called up to join the British Army for military training. The following year I was sent to Egypt to take part in the Desert War. I was at Tobruk and El Alamein where I was wounded in the arm and was hospitalized in Alexandria.
I returned to duty and took part in Operation Lightfoot and Operation Supercharge. I was also involved in the capture of Tunisia in on 11th May, 1943 and fought in Italy in 1944. I left the army in August 1945.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:46 PM
I started work in 1940 and later joined the Voluntary Nursing Service and nursed at Whipps Cross Hospital in the evenings and at weekends.
During the war I worked at the Rego factory making officer's uniforms. After my factory was hit by a V2 Rocket I was forced to work for a light bulb factory.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:51 PM
While on my honeymoon Neville Chamberlain announced that Britain was at war with Germany. When we returned my husband joined the Royal Artillery and I was conscripted to work at the Briggs munitions factory in Dagenham. In 1940 the factory was hit and several of my fellow workers were killed. I left work in 1942 when my first child was born.
Posted 26 July 2004 - 11:54 PM
My mother is willing to answer questions about WWII out of a childs perspective. She was 6 years old, living in Helsinki with her sister and parents, when Russia attacked Finland and the so called "Finnish Winter War" broke out. During the coming months (and especially during the "Continuation War") over 70 000 Finnish children were evacuated to Sweden - she was one of them. Many of them didn't speak a word of Swedish when they first came to Sweden. When they came back home three-four years later some of them had forgotten their native Finnish language...
Edited by John Simkin, 27 July 2004 - 06:21 AM.
Posted 28 July 2004 - 06:06 PM
I teach IGCSE History and IB History and consequently have a current 'expertise' in modern history.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:04 PM
Edited by Justin Q. Olmstead, 01 October 2004 - 07:11 PM.
Posted 27 September 2004 - 07:19 PM
September 2004 marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch province of Limburg. At the same time Operation Market Garden swept through the provinces of Brabant and came to a halt near Nijmegen (Nimwegen) and Arnhem.
The liberation of Heerlen is commemorated by the city archives of Heerlen with sound and video. (in Dutch only in Internet Explorer+flash). Market Garden background info can be found with the NOS, the Dutch national broadcasting company (in Dutch only, with animations and sound)
Some interesting linkscan be found on the same NOS-site (some in English)
Any questions on the Dutch involvement in WW2 will be answered as well as I can.
Posted 07 November 2004 - 04:36 PM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 03:50 PM
Aside from studying history Ben also heads the team behind The History Project and manages the design of the site, keeping pages indexed and editing new submissions. He has recently applied for a teaching position at a further education college in his hometown.
He also runs the History Project website:
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