Life and Culture in the 1940s

Step back in time and swing into the evocative world of the 1940s!

Dive into the era of big band music and bold fashion choices. Explore the triumphs and struggles of World War II and discover the cultural shifts that shaped a generation.

Whether you’re a lifelong enthusiast or simply curious about this fascinating period, we have something for you. Peruse our collection of articles, delve into captivating stories and rediscover the spirit of the 1940s!

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Pearl Harbour Attack WWII

Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy and a Nation Awakened

Pearl Harbor – A Look at the Road to War “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy ...
Hawker Hurricane Aircraft

The work horse of the Battle of Britain…The Hawker Hurricane

Made famous during the Battle of Britain as the work horse of that struggle, the Hawker Hurricane is a single-seat fighter aircraft ...
B17 Flying Fortress Aircraft

American Boeing B17 – The Flying Fortress

The B-17, also called the “Flying Fortress” was a U.S. heavy bomber used during World War II. The B-17 was designed by the Boeing Aircraft Company in response ...
Who was Ulric Cross? People

The Extraordinary Life of Ulric Cross…

Few people can have crammed more into a life time of service than Ulric Cross and whilst this site is dedicated to ...
Jack B's Medals Photo People

When your luck runs out…the sad tale of Sgt Harry Broadhead

The Lancaster bombers of 61 Squadron thundered down the runway into the gathering gloom on yet another one of their relentless crusades ...
The Greatest Ever Fighter Aircraft Aircraft

The Supermarine Spitfire – Perhaps the greatest fighter aircraft ever!

The Supermarine Spitfire was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Remarkably just one ...
A Matter of Life and Death Film

1940s Film Review – A Matter of Life & Death

A British fantasy film set during World War Two, A Matter of Life and Death begins like many other war films of ...
Winter Wonderland by Perry Como Music

Five Classic Christmas Songs from the 1940s

Winter Wonderland, Perry Como Included on the album ‘Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music’ this is still one of the most recognised ...
Sunbeam Talbot 10 Motor Vehicles

Sunbeam Talbot 10 Saloon

The Sunbeam-Talbot 10 was a compact executive car or small sports saloon manufactured by the Rootes Group in their Clément-Talbot factory in North ...
War Effort Arms for Russia WWII

The “PQ” Convoys – Hell in the Arctic!

After Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, demanded help and Britain and its allies ...
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1940s Radio

The crackling sounds of 1940s radio weren’t just entertainment for Britons huddled around their wireless sets during the tumultuous 1940s. The BBC ...
I'm a Protective Food Food

The Ministry of Food in the 40s

To address the challenges of a second world war the government established a number of new departments to assist in their duties. ...
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