The Second World War, or World War II, is one of the topics looked at in KS2 history. Children will be taught when the Second World War occurred, the circumstances which brought it about and who were the participants, as well as some other aspects of the conflict.
World War II, or the Second World War, was the second war involving many participants, including the UK. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units. But what were the circumstances which brought it about? Germany was ruined by its defeat in World War I and this led to the rise of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Hitler wanted to conquer the neighbouring lands and this brought about World War II. Between 50 to 70 million people were killed in the war and it is the only conflict in which nuclear weapons have been used.
What do you know about World War II? Who were the participants and what were the circumstances that brought it about? Find out in this quiz.