The War Years
The War Years is dedicated to bringing World War Two history to life. Our website, YouTube channel, photo galleries, social media and blog posts combine to tell the true stories of the world's most destructive conflict, and keep alive the memories of all those who were lost.
The Story of the Conflict
The story of World War Two is an epic tale of political extremism, racism, territorial expansionism, subjugation and mass murder on an industrial scale. It’s also a story of immense courage, sacrifice, determination, ingenuity and great leadership.
TheWarYears1939 - Military History YouTube Channel
Watch over 70 videos that tell the story of every aspect of World War Two military history. Our dedicated YouTube channel has over 3 million views and 1600 subscribers. We take a closer look at the people, vehicles and weapons that had such as devastating and decisive impact on the outcome of key battles throughout the conflict.
The War Years Blog
In the War Years Blog we review military history books, events and museums. We also look at the history of unique World War Two artefacts, militaria, medals and anything else of general interest. Read our latest blog post now.
Our World War Two galleries include many genuine photographs of events as they happened plus museum visits, vehicle displays, air shows and battle re-enactments.
British paratrooper armed with a No. 4 Lee Enfield .303 rifle. He's wearing the distinctive airborne Denison smock.
RAF Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane, although this one is actually a lifesize fibreglass replica
Two British paratroopers armed with 9mm Sten submachine guns. The man crouching has the shoulder pips (rank insignia) of a British Army Captain while the man standing wears the stripes of a Sergeant (Non-Commissioned Officer). Over 4 million Sten guns of different variants were made during the 1940s.
This US army infantryman appears to be armed with a Springfield M1903 bolt-action rifle, 5 round magazine .30-06.
Two World War Two re-enactors dressed as British airborne forces during a mock battle at the Royal Gunpowder Mills VE Day anniversary event, May 2014.
This photo was taken during the VE Day anniversary event at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, May 2014.
This is an anti-aircraft variant of the American WW2 M3 half-track armoured personnel carrier.
The M3 half-track was extensively produced with about 15,000 units and more than 50,000 derivative variants manufactured
A turretless M3 Stuart light tank used by the British in Italy and Normandy during WW2, known as the T8E1 Reconnaissance vehicle.
The American M40 155mm Gun Motor Carriage was a self-propelled artillery vehicle built on a widened and lengthened M4A3 Medium Tank chassis.
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