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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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 ...
1940s Hairstyles Fashion

Glamorous 40s Hairstyles: 3 Must-Try Looks

As we enter the 1940s, hair care and styling for women takes a practical turn but still lives up to social expectations ...
Scene from Holiday Inn Film

3 Classic Christmas Movies from 1940s

Holiday Inn – 1942 Christmas can’t begin until Bing Crosby sings ‘White Christmas’, and he is joined here by a bevy of ...
MG TA Motor Vehicles

The MG T-Type – A Spirited Sports Car Steeped in History

A Sports Car Legend is Born Made famous by WWII hero Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, the MG T-Type was a series ...
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 ...
Amy Johnson People

Taking Flight: Amy Johnson’s Pioneering Spirit

A Daring Dream Takes Flight: The Story of Amy Johnson While the exact spark that ignited Amy Johnson‘s passion for aviation remains ...
JU87 Stuka Dive Bomber Aircraft

JU87 Stuka Dive Bomber – Germany’s screaming menace

The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, which first flew in 1935. ...
Heinkel HE III Aircraft

Heinkel HE III – Germany’s stalwart medium bomber

After its defeat in World War I, Germany was banned from operating an air force by the Treaty of Versailles. Following Hitler’s ...
Wallaston's Mum's Army WWII

The Unsung Heroines of WWII: The Women’s Home Guard

Britain’s Unsung Heroes: The Women of the Home Guard The Second World War saw a surge of patriotism in Britain, with citizens ...
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 ...
Rosehip Food

Rosehip Syrup – A 1940s Vitamin Boost

As the world war progressed well into the 1940’s, importing food became increasingly difficult. Many strategies were used to try and address ...
The Battle of Britain WWII

The Battle of Britain – A Concise Account

The year 2020 saw the 80th anniversary of one the most pivotal conflicts in British history, The Battle of Britain. It takes ...
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