I originally wrote World War II Today as a blog, written day by day on the seventieth anniversary of the war. It attracted a strong following.

“A wonderful descriptive and well-researched website – one of the best on the net. Please continue with your fine work. An important part of all of our history – no matter which country you are from.”

Now published as a newsletter, the original stories are being continually revised and refreshed.

Every day World War II Today examines some aspect of the war, based on an individual event, precisely eighty years later.

I aim to include as many different perspectives as possible - combatants from all sides, and all theatres appear. Represented here are men and women on the front line, key decision-makers, workers on the home front, holocaust perpetrators and holocaust survivors … and many, many more.

Stories are regularly collected in the Explore the War section, where subscribers can look at an aspect of the war in more detail, such as how Rommel caused such an upset in 1942.

And most weeks in the Sunday Feature I take a more extended look at some aspect of the war, not necessarily linked chronologically. These are often short book reviews, but I include picture stories like Princess Elizabeth at War.

Paid subscribers get every post, every day plus full access to all the previously published stories. Or sign up for free access and get at least one timely and interesting story from the war every week.

Researching and writing this unique approach to understanding the war is no small undertaking. The support of paying subscribers enables me to keep building, updating and expanding World War II Today. Your support is much appreciated.

Many thanks

Martin Cherrett

Curator and Editor

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Martin Cherrett 

Started the popular blog 'World War II Today' in 2009, and has been writing about the war every day ever since.

William Cherrett

William runs the social media for WWII Today, especially on Twitter. Follow us @WW2Today to get many extra images that we can’t fit into the daily newsletter.