"@RealTimeWWII" is a Twitter feed describing the events of World War II, created by British historian and Oxford graduate Alwyn Collinson (born 1987).
Collinson began the feed-in in late August 2011, to coincide with the start of World War II with the German Invasion of Poland in September 1939. He has tweeted the events of the war as they happened on each date and time exactly 72 years earlier. The feed has over 300,000 followers and has received worldwide media attention.
Collinson has described his project as a method of helping people understand history in real terms, not just statistics, once stating it's about "turning numbers back into people." He has given lectures and interviews on the project, along with others doing similar projects of other historical events.
Collinson concluded the project in August 2017, but resumed tweeting again from 1939 on September 1st.D1934