Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One.  This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…

Pinwheel Poppies – A Remembrance, Armistice or Veteran’s day activity

Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One. This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939. You can read the newspaper headlines from that day at The British Newspaper Archive.

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939. You can read the newspaper headlines from that day at The British Newspaper Archive.

Ok, we'll start with this 'little' list...Timeline of World War II in Europe...#ingraphics

Ok, we'll start with this 'little' list...Timeline of World War II in Europe...#ingraphics

Towards the end of WWII, the Germans were sending boys into the field. This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle, wetting his pants.

Towards the end of WWII, the Germans were sending boys into the field. This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle, wetting his pants.

A beautiful shot of a Supermarine Spitfire starting it's Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

Supermarine Spitfire Wallpaper

A beautiful shot of a Supermarine Spitfire starting it's Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

The organised formation of the bomber planes high above ground are a completely different picture to the fire and confusion going on where the bombs hit and this is a very good example of order and disorder in war.

The organised formation of the bomber planes high above ground are a completely different picture to the fire and confusion going on where the bombs hit and this is a very good example of order and disorder in war.

Women All Over the Internet Are Swooning Over This Handsome 1950s Soldier

Women All Over the Internet Are Swooning Over This Handsome 1950s Soldier

A handsome man indeed. Derek Schwendeman's grandfather above had a million dollar smile back in the Once the internet got ahold of this photo, it went viral making a new generation SWOON.

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

A picture of Allied soldiers landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. It was the biggest seaborne invasion ever.

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