See here for lots of other Second World War resources!
British Home Front Propaganda Posters of the Second World War
“These pages catalogue the official reports of the most important event in Royal Air Force history, the Battle fought over Britain between the 10th July and 31st October 1940. For the first time, the complete Fighter Command Operational Diaries for the period have been published in full, day by day over the whole period the Battle. Supporting this official text are a series of pages detailing such facets of the Battle as the Commanders, the Aircraft and the changes in Tactics on both sides as the situation developed. Although some of the Fighter Command claims of the time (I.e. numbers of German aircraft shot down etc.) have since been provd to be greatly exagerated on some days, it nevertheless does give a unique insight into the RAF’s perspective of the Battle of Britain.” Visit site.Tweet
“BBC History Magazine is essential reading for anyone with a keen interest in all things historical. Helping bring Britain and the world’s rich past to life, each issue provides you with accessible and informative features from leading academic historians.
BBC History Magazine was established to publish authoritative history in an accessible and attractive format. But we give you much more than that: our contributors are the leading experts in their fields, and so whether we’re exploring Ancient Egypt, Tudor England or the Second World War, we guarantee you’ll be reading the latest, most thought-provoking historical research. BBC History Magazine is first and foremost simply an enjoyable read for anyone who’s interested in the past.
FEATURES – Entertaining and informative features written by leading historians.
OUT & ABOUT – Our guide to:
NEWS & ANALYSIS – Gain a new perspective on current affairs as we explore the background to world events.
REVIEWS – Our pick of the best new books, plus history on TV and the radio.”Tweet
More targeted at the American market, History.com is a very visual, games-focused site. I particularly like ‘This day in history‘ – always find it interesting to see what is focused on, and what that says about the person who’s chosen it, rather than any kind of ‘fact’ in history!
Wow, students, take note, they even tell you how to cite the site!Tweet
One for the nostalgics… interesting to see how history is reconstructed, especially in a magazine which is popular overseas! “The UK’s best-read nostalgia monthly: Founded in 1995, Best of British celebrates our glorious past – and all that’s best about Britain today. The blend of cherished memories from yesteryear with features celebrating the people and the places that make Britain so special as established Best of British as a firm favourite with folks all around the world.”Tweet
“History Today is a unique cultural institution, bringing the best in historical writing and research to a wide audience. The magazine created the concept of popular history, mixing styles, genres and periods to achieve a fusion of intellectual excitement and readability.
As the world’s premier, and probably oldest, history magazine, we have been published monthly in London since January 1951. Our founder was the enigmatic Brendan Bracken, Minister of Information during the Second World War, publisher of the Financial Times and faithful lieutenant of Winston Churchill. We have been independently owned since 1980.
History Today publishes essays on all periods, regions and themes of history, many of them by the world’s leading scholars. All are carefully edited and illustrated to make the magazine a pleasurable, as well as an informative, read. The depth of our archives can be explored via the search option at the top of each page.”
One of those journals that spans the gulf between academic and popular, maybe getting an article in here is not so well regarded as that of an “truly academic”, but inspiring others to be interested in understanding who they are and how they got here (historical/cultural understanding) – I regard that as key. I have fun following History Today on Twitter!
As usual from the BBC, there’s a good mix of general history, including an interactive timeline (alongside other interactive options), links to the most recent BBC history programmes still available on iPlayer, and a number of themed stories, including a great collection of memories collected from “The People’s War“.Tweet
Historyworld’s aim is to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines. Written by Bamber Gascoigne, it consists of about 300 narratives ( the alphabetical list runs from Aegean Civilization to Zoroastrianism) and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines, including the Second World War.Tweet