So, here we are, September 3rd, 2009, 70 years after the Second World War was officially declared… Some of the stories that have caught my attention:
- Guardian: Why did the Second World War begin?
- Terry Teachout: The War That Never Ends
- Poland/UK 70th Anniversary Ceremony
- The Daily Mirror looks back to its front cover in 1939, and compares the fight to the current one in Afghanistan.
- History Today collects some memories, click for all posts related to the Second World War.
- Memories rescued from the tip in Kent.
- Second World War just not cricket for the British (Financial Times)
- Oxford Mail: Looking Back on the Second World War.
- Canadian Survey: memories of World War II
- World War II in the Guardian series/logo.
- Propaganda Posters from Powys during the Second World War. (I’m sure these images are the ones from the free copies circulated by the Telegraph or some such in the 1970s!)
- Memories of Second World War put on Houghton Heritage website.
And the Ministry of Information was Formed, with Lord Macmillan the First Minister of Information appointed on 4th September 2009:
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