Julius Streicher has become one of the most notorious Nazi leaders despite the fact that he played little part in World War Two and lost a great deal of power during the war. Julius Streicher is infamous for his publication “Der Stűrmer”, a virulent anti-Semitic magazine/newspaper, and for his anti-Semitic speeches.
Children were massively affected by World War Two. Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes at the start of World War Two; children had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons, living with strangers etc. Children accounted for one in ten of the deaths during the Blitz of London from 1940 to 1941.
The Hawker Sea Hurricane was the sea-launched version of the legendary Hawker Hurricane of Battle of Britain fame. The Mark 1 version of the Hurricane, designed by Sidney Camm, was very much one that needed a runway to take off and land. Camm probably did not give much if any thought about a sea-launched Hurricane.
The Battle of Barents Sea took place on December 31st, 1942. Barents Sea, as a battle, is not frequently referred, to but it did lead to Adolf Hitler ordering the scrapping of his entire battle fleet. Captain Robert Sherbrooke, VC By the Spring of 1942, Hitler had convinced himself that the Allies were planning an attack on Nazi-occupied Europe and that this attack would come through Norway.
Today in History February 16th 116 - Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia. 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire. 1270 - Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse.
The Casablanca War Conference was held between January 14th and January 29th 1943. The meeting in Casablanca, French Morocco, was between Winston Churchill, the British war leader, and F D Roosevelt, the American president. The other major war leader, Joseph Stalin, was not invited to Casablanca as neither Churchill or Roosevelt had on the agenda anything to do with the Eastern Front.