Finland's concessions in the Winter War. The period of peace following the Winter War was widely regarded in Finland as temporary, even when peace was announced in March A period of frantic diplomatic efforts and rearmament followed. The Soviet Union kept up intense pressure on Finland, thereby hastening the Finnish efforts to improve the security of the country.
I just wanted to express my enthusiasm, not just about the great content, and clean design of this website, but in the very well-executed user-experience. Well worth a look for anyone interested in the bomber war.
What a great achievement so far Martin. Some of your followers might also be interested in this: This modest project soon became all-consuming, led to contact being made with all bar one of the families of his crew and enabled me to tell some incredible stories of courage, sacrifice and betrayal.
Michael Foley July 11, at 1: I know it must seem a slog to post something of high quality every day. That you have done so almost every day for the past 6 years is astonishing.
Thanks for all you do. Martin I have just found your website today. Thank you so much for putting all this information together. I knew that he had been reported missing in action on 25 April but have only recently found out that he and the rest of his crew were lost on a mission to Kiel.
He was twenty-four and had been married a month at the time. His widow never remarried and my mother always deeply mourned the loss of her brother and best friend.
It is useful to find out at least some details of his last hours. If anyone else knows any more, I would be really grateful to hear of it. John Hargreaves May 15, at 1: Was taken to a crash site aged 6ish.
Your day-by-day chronology imparts a real-time context to events as they unfolded during my parents childhood. Long transported from the British Isles and out of touch with my people, this has helped me understand my cultural roots.
Yvonne Knight May 14, at 2: Sometimes it appears that doors keep closing. Michael May 14, at 9: It is a piece of canvas or flannel nailed to a broom handle, and it is spotted with a wounded soldiers blood.
Seeing the bloodstains in the photograph, I instantly recognized it as the flag from the Rijksmuseum exhibit, still bloody 75 years later. Connie Hamilton May 14, at I lived in Earls Court in London during Ww2, and have tried to find out whether it was a V1 or V2 rocket that fell there on Nevern Square one sunny Sunday afternoon, it demolished several blocks of mansion flats nd blew all our windows in, luckily there were few casualties because due the lovely weather most people who lived there were out.
The only casualty we had was a bowl of tinned fruit on the table which was covered in dust and glass, my grandmother had left it there and gone into he kitchen to fetch something when the explosion happened, she was furious as it was a precious rationed luxury only opened for my aunt on leave from the ATS.
Look forward to reading more from you Editor May 13, at 3: Conveniently the war in Europe ended on 8th Mayit had begun in earnest on 10th May I realise the Poles, Danes and Norwegians might not wholly agree — although the stories from the first months of the war remain accessible in the WWII Today archives.
I hope many of you will wish to keep following the war as I add more pictures, newsreels and new stories in the coming months and years. I shall also be developing new ways of exploring the hundreds of different stories already here.The Battle of Britain, which began in July of , was the first battle ever fought to control the air.
In August , the German air force, the Luftwaffe, led by a German man named Goering, second in command next to Hitler, began to attack Britain’s Royal Airforce bases. The strategic weapons which struck at the enemy's military-industrial heart.
Bombers were the ultimate long range heavy weapons of World War 2, a role they still have. This page is intended for general comments about World War II Today. Observations, corrections or appeals for information about specific events are probably best left with the individual entries.
Battle of Britain Essay. One of these generals was Hermann Goering, who had been a pilot during World War I and was now in charge of Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe.
as well as the deadliest day in history. Tactically the battle was considered a draw, but the North claimed strategic victory and President Lincoln published the.
An estimated million people died during the Second World War and the two of the many important battles in this war where the Battle of Britain and the Battle of the Atlantic, which I will be discussing. A History of the World. Alphabetical Contents, Page One.
International World History Project. World History From The Pre-Sumerian Period To The Present.