From the outset of the war Britain had been expecting a great German air assault on its soil. It was this fear that drove mothers to evacuate their children from the big cities, the blackout enforced, gas masks and Anderson shelters distributed.
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On 8th May 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Celebrations took place across Europe and North America: in London over a million people celebrated the end of the European war. Crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the Palace to cheering crowds.
70 years ago tomorrow, May 8th 1945, Victory in Europe was announced. In honour of the day, here are the words of the speeches broadcast to the British public on that occasion by both Winston Churchill and King George VI.
This Saturday, 24th January, marks 50 years since the death of Winston Churchill, the man credited with winning World War Two for Britain with his strong leadership and fiery determination. Here we have a contemporary account of his funeral, taken from our Historic Documents archive.
27th August, 1914, an incredible exchange between Churchill and Kitchener takes place… This correspondence proves that, in the early days of the Great War, Britain hadn’t [...]
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Today we celebrate Victory in Europe day and remember the millions who paid the ultimate price fighting tyranny and oppression in the Second World War.
Christmas time in 1940, really was an explosive one, and on the evening of the 29th and 30th December, Luftwaffe, Germany’s powerful Air force, launched a devastating raid on London. Named the Blitz, during the raid 130 Heinkel HE111s aircraft dropped 10,000 Incendiary bombs, 300 bombs a minute, on central London causing a massive series of fires that wiped out the historical centre of London.
Blogger: GemSen With her many acts of courage and bravado fighting Nazis, it’s not hard to understand why Christine Granville was Churchill’s favourite spy. Christine saved l [...]
The dangerous mission to capture a German Tiger tank during World War II was only recently revealed after Major Douglas Lidderdale’s death in 1999.
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