The facts about World War 2 for kids are worth reading primarily because it’s been the most catastrophic war in the history as it consumed millions of people from all over the world. The war embraces some of the big powers of the world that leads into the formation of two conflicting armed unions that is the Axis and the Allies. The economy and scientific development of most states were riding on it. It was for the first time that any country used nuclear weapons in WWII. Within just two years from the start of the war, Germany manages to overcome most portions of European inlands. During 1941, the Axis of Europe attacks Soviet Union but after one year, the movement of Axis is discontinued following the defeat of Japanese navy troops. Afterwards Germany suffers loss on various fronts of Eastern side in Europe in 1943. With the seizure of Berlin in 1945, the war comes to an end and now check out some of the rarely known facts about World War 2 for kids.
Unforgettable Things About World War 2 For Kids
Also known as the Second World War, WWII embarks on 1939 and continues till 1945.
With a massive number of one hundred million people in armed forces, this war was spread out at the most extensive level of fighting and also the most lethal of all battles in the history of all times.
More or less 2.5 percent of the population of the world was perished in World War II.
It involves some of the important events of mass execution like Holocaust, wherein millions of civilians (Jews) breathed their last. The total number of casualties in this war amounts to fifty to seventy million people all over the world.
In the Pacific War, over 100,000 U.S. troops were massacred.
The war sparks when Germany along with Slovakia first attacks Poland in September, 1939 and then after two days the announcements of France and UK to assail on Germany further fan the flames of war.
In 1923, Adolf Hitler seeks to remove the German regime from power but he fails. However after 10 years, he becomes the Chancellor of Germany.
In order to hold Germany back from incursion, Italy, France and UK signs an agreement named as ‘Stresa Front’.
When Italy attacks on Ethiopia in October 1935, no other country in Europe advocates this move except Germany.
Germany and Italy makes Axis alliance, which is also known as Rome-Berlin Axis.
Germany attacks Norway and Denmark in April 1940.
In the wake of heading off German forces to assail Iceland, UK attacks Iceland in May 1940.
Sir Winston Churchill supersedes Neville Chamberlain in May 1940 and become the new Prime Minister of UK.
On May 10, 1940 Germany attacks Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands and France.
After one month from German attack on these states, Italy launches assault on France and also announcing raid against UK.
In June 22, 1940 France throws in the towel and Italian forces and German troops captures its territories. Did you know these hidden realities about World War 2 for kids?
During this entire era, the USA takes an impartial stance and seeks to help Western Allies and China.
Germany along with Finland attacks Soviet Union on June 22, 1941.
The UK and Soviet Union makes an armed deal to fend off Germany and attacks Iran in July 1941.
In the Battle of Moscow, the German troops march into the outer edges of Moscow. However by the time they reach there, they are whacked by the strenuous fighting that stretches for about 60 continuous days. As a result, the Soviets manage to put an end to the aggression of German troops.
Japan invades lands of United Kingdom and United States on December 7, 1941 with the famous assault on US Navy on Pearl Harbor.
Following the assault on Pearl Harbor by Japan, the United States forms a coalition with Australia, UK, China and various other countries to announce the official war against Japan.
The European Axis along with Germany launches its war against the United States.
Thailand and Japan takes control of Singapore and Burma in April, 1942.
German troops face severe resistance in the Battle of Stalingrad and eventually Soviet armed personnel compels the Germany troops to give in on February 02, 1943.
The Battle of Kursk is fought between Germany and Soviet troops in July 1943. On account of the well-planned and strong defense by the Soviet forces, Hitler is compelled to call off his mission even before he achieves his objectives. This was for the first time Hitler aborts his mission before its success. Isn’t it interesting fact about World War 2 for kids?
During the Warsaw Revolt of Polish from Nazis of Germany, almost 200,000 noncombatants were killed.
As the President of United States passes away in April 12, 1945, Harry Truman replaces him as the new President.
The partisan troops of Italy put Benito Mussolini down on April 28, 1945.
On April 29, 1945 the German troops in Italy lay down their arms.
Karl Dönitz (Grand Admiral) replaces Adolf Hitler when the latter performs suicide on April 30, 1945.
On June 1945, the United States’ troops marches into the islands of Japan Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The U.S. bombers demolish the Japanese towns and soon after the two cities of Japan that is Nagasaki and Hiroshima comes under attack of nuclear explosions by USA.
Japan officially lays down his arms and puts a stop to the war against USA on August 15, 1945.
A Quick Guide To World War 2 For Kids
Date of Start: September 01, 1939
Date of End: September 02, 1945
Main Countries in the Allies: Soviet Union, China, British Empire, France, Australia, Poland and Canada
Main Countries in the Axis: Germany, Romania, Italy and Japan
Outcome: Allies win the war
Total Number of People Killed: More than 60 million
Total Number of Soviet Union’s Soldiers Killed: 8.7 million