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  World War II
World War II World War II (in Russia and other parts of the former USSR also known as The Great Patriotic War (for the war after June 1941) and The War Against Aggression) was fought chiefly between the Allies and the Axis Powers.
However, Japan had invaded China already in 1937 the (Second Sino-Japanese War), which sometimes is considered the start of the Second World War (Withdrawal of the Japanese after their defeat also catalysed the Chinese Communist Revolution.) Nazi Germany surrendered on May 7, 23:50 PM 1945, ending the war in Europe.
After the war, many high-ranking Nazis were prosecuted for war crimes, as well as the mass murder of the Holocaust committed mainly on the area of General Government, in the Nuremberg trials.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/w/wo/world_war_ii.shtml   (2187 words)

  
 Western world - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The contrast was between Greek-speaking culture of mainland Greece, the Aegean, the Ionian coast and Magna Graecia in southern Italy, and the surrounding non-Greek cultures of Thrace and Anatolia, the Persian Empire, Phoenicians and Egypt.
The distinctions between the western and eastern parts of the Christian world remained through the Middle Ages, despite a nominal sense of Christian unity (the concept of "Christendom") brought about by the conquests of Christian lands by the Muslim Arabs and Turks.
The second world was the Eastern bloc in the Communist sphere of influence, such as the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, etc. The third world consisted of countries unaligned with either.
open-encyclopedia.com /Western_World   (2022 words)

  
 British 2nd Division (World War I) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British 2nd Division was originally formed in 1809 by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington for service in the Peninsula War.
During the First World War it was a permanently established Regular Army division that was amongst the first to be sent to France at the outbreak of the war.
After the war the division was part of the occupation force stationed at Cologne.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_2nd_Division_(World_War_I)   (457 words)

  
 World War II -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The belligerents of the Second World War are usually considered to belong to either of the two blocks: the (A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions) Axis and the (An alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy) Allies.
Countries that attempted to remain (One who does not side with any party in a war or dispute) neutral in the conflict were often viewed with suspicion by the participants, and often pressured to make contributions to the most influential power in their neighborhood.
War began in (The 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles) Europe on 1 September, 1939 with the German invasion of Poland.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wo/world_war_ii1.htm   (5015 words)

  
 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
World War II or the Second World War was a global conflict that began on 7 July 1937, in Asia and 1 September 1939, in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the world's countries and every inhabited continent.
On which date the war began is also debated, cited as either the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, the Japanese invasion of China on 7 July 1937 (the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War), or earlier yet the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
The end of the war is also seen by many as the end of Britain's position as a global superpower and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/W/World-War-II.htm   (7582 words)

  
 Lest We Forget - Poland in World War II
Lest We Forget - Poland in World War II The role of Poland in World War Two is often misunderstood and under appreciated.
Italian war correspondents came upon the scene and were told by German soldiers that it resulted from the cavalry having charged the tanks.
Unlike after World War I, where the Allies stood by Poland in the post-war negotiations, retaining her borders and sovereignty, after the end of World War Two, Poland was abandoned, and "given" to the Soviet Union.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/9764/warpoland.html   (2486 words)

  
 ipedia.com: World War II Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, a...
World War II World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing approximately 55.5 million lives (see below).
The war was fought mainly between an alliance of the British Commonwealth, France, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China—collectively known as the Allies; and the Axis Powers, an alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan.
www.ipedia.com /world_war_ii.html   (3781 words)

  
 ABOUT WORLD WAR II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest war in human history.
It was a significant contributing factor in the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
www.aboutww2.info /about.html   (8660 words)

  
 Pope John Paul II  16 May 1995   50 Years After End of 2nd World War
This was a profound social upheaval which made it possible to put an end to certain tragic consequences of the world war, the end of which, for many European nations, had not in fact meant the beginning of a full enjoyment of peace and democracy as might have been expected on May 9, 1945.
In every society war leads to a totalitarian use of the means of communication and propaganda which fails to inculcate respect for others and esteem for dialogue, but rather encourages suspicion and a desire for reprisals.
The world can bear witness that, after the enormous tragedy of the war, something new was born in the hearts of members of the different religious denominations: They feel more responsible for peace on earth, and they have begun to cooperate with one another.
www.ewtn.com /library/papaldoc/jp2wwii.htm   (4251 words)

  
 China Guide - China and the 2nd World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, and while most of the world celebrates, China lingers on issues that, in their eyes, remain unresolved.
During World War II, what China calls the Anti-Japanese War, the Japanese Imperial Army committed terrible atrocities against the people of China, and other Asian countries their forces occupied, on a moral scale, if not a numerical scale, similar to their counterparts in the Nazi regime.
Japan has not issued a formal apology for the crimes committed during World War II, primarily because the new regime wishes to distance itself from the Imperial Army as far as is possible, and because the events in question occurred over 60 years ago.
chinaguide.org /guide/china-and-the-2nd-world-war   (423 words)

  
 China Guide - China and the 2nd World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During World War II, what China calls the Anti-Japanese War, the Japanese Imperial Army committed terrible atrocities against the people of China, and other Asian countries their forces occupied, on a moral scale, if not a numerical scale, similar to their counterparts in the Nazi regime.
Japan has not issued a formal apology for the crimes committed during World War II, primarily because the new regime wishes to distance itself from the Imperial Army as far as is possible, and because the events in question occurred over 60 years ago.
However, China continues to bring the issue to the forefront, citing new evidence of the atrocities as it is discovered, protesting what they call a warping of history in Japanese text books, and demanding an apology from Japanese President Katsuya Okada, insisting that he ceases to visit the Yasukuni Shrine.
www.chinaguide.org /guide/china-and-the-2nd-world-war   (423 words)

  
 The War Amps: Documentaries and Videos - Second World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The true horror of war is reflected in the 45,000 Canadians who did not return home to their families.
War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton recounts the struggle for compensation for former prisoners of war.
Glorified newsreels of the Second World War are contrasted with authentic footage from the battles of Dieppe, Sicily, and Normandy.
www.waramps.ca /video/wwii.html   (301 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Origins of the First World War (2nd Edition): Books: James Joll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Origins of the First World War by James Joll was a concise but informative study of the major causes of the catastrophe that engulfed Europe and much of the world from 1914-1918.
The most important consequence of imperialism to the outbreak of World War I was that Russia was forced to turn west to the Balkans as an avenue for expansion after they were defeated by Japan in 1904-1905.
His analysis examines multiple factors influencing the war, and is admirably neutral, not displaying taint or bias (particularly that of Fischer), and provides one of the most excellent and succinct general analyses of the failure of the Second International that I have yet come across.
www.amazon.com /Origins-First-World-War-2nd/dp/0582418666   (2692 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, we have put together what we believe to be the definitive collection of World War II historical materials on the Web.
We have compiled three World War II air war mini-documentaries.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_mainpage.html   (149 words)

  
 BBC - WW2 People's War - Memories of a 2nd World War Infantryman
As the 2nd World War approached, dad was in fairly settled employment as a clerk, but he was also in the T.A. with the Liverpool Scottish, and was West Lancashire army boxing champion at his weight.
When the declaration of war came in September 1939, he immediately volunteered for enlistment in the regular army and was recruited to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders with whom he trained.
In one of war’s curious coincidences, the sailor was a former secondary classmate.
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/stories/19/a3547019.shtml   (5002 words)

  
 World War 2 Timeline 1939-1945 - Worldwar-2.net
The modern world is still living with the consequences of World War 2, the most titanic conflict in history.
The world had been plunged into its second world war in 25 years.
World War 2 involved every major world power in a war for global domination and at its end, more than 60 million people had lost their lives and most of Europe and large parts of Asia lay in ruins.
www.worldwar-2.net   (1390 words)

  
 Turkish Peace Train - World Dreams Peace Bridge
In history, April 23, 1920 was the day, during the war of independence, when Great National Assembly met in Ankara for the first time and laid down the foundations of a new, independent, secular and modern republic from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire after the 1st World War.
Reflecting on the horrors of war on children of the neighboring country they witnessed on TVs, their desires for an immediate peace takes an important place in their paintings as well as does nature and the beauty of living with the harmony of nature.
The World Children's Peace Train Project which began in Korea, Asia, is stopping at many stations in Middle Eastern countries and in Turkey, will go on to Europe with all the countries children’s precious art works expressing their images and ideas of peace, happiness and joy in their personal lives and around the world.
www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org /turkish.htm   (1237 words)

  
 HyperWar: World War II on the World Wide Web
World War II: The War Against Germany and Italy
World War II in Color -- a collection of photos
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar   (444 words)

  
 Reigate Caves During the 2nd World War
The years previous to the outbreak of war in 1939 were characterised by fear of bombing attacks.
Therefore considerable thought was given to the protection of the civilian population of the UK in the event of war breaking out which, in the view of the rise of an aggressive Nazi Germany, seemed probable.The government was not in favour of constructing large bombproof shelters nationally.
The second world war years at Reigate Priory are covered in the video "Reigate Priory 1921 - 1948".
reigatehistory.co.uk /Caves.htm   (1336 words)

  
 Origins of the First World War (2nd Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As a whole, Joll accomplishes his task of explaining the causes of the First World War, giving the reader valuable information about not only why the war was fought but what kept it from being fought before 1914.
The Origins of the First World War is a highly readable and enlightening tour of the world in mid-1914.
This is a concise and well written introduction to the history and historiography of the 1st World War.
www.alltextbook.com /w0582418666/Origins_of_the_First_World_War_2nd_Editi.html   (996 words)

  
 Western world - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the same time, Roman rule in the western half crumbled under pressures from outside the empire, and was slowly rebuilt as a culture divided between two sources of power, the Pope and the Emperor.
Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces: The Western Tradition : Literature of Western Culture Through the Renaissance (Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces)
As grippingly as any novelist, preeminent World War II historian Stephen Ambrose tells the horrifying, hallucinatory saga of Easy Company, whose 147 members he calls the nonpareil combat paratroopers on earth circa 1941-45.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /western_world.htm   (2164 words)

  
 2nd World War; Foreign Occupation; The Resistance Movement The Civil War(1941-1949)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the second World War, Samos was occupied by Mussolini’s Army.
The liberation finally came in 1944 and a destructive civil war followed in 1947-1949.
The aftermath of the civil war, which lasted from 1947 till July 1949, was particularly painful.
www.samos-travel.com /samosold/history9.html   (281 words)

  
 Imperial War Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Imperial War Museum is, as the name already reveals, a museum about the wars in which England was involved.
We visited the two biggest areas of the museum, the 1st and the 2nd world war.
I think the museum is great, they cover the most important facts about both World Wars, although most of it is based on the consequences of the wars for England.
www.londonpagesonline.com /museums/imperial_war_museum   (289 words)

  
 Liberation: The Second World War in Sicily - Best of Sicily - Sicilian Campaign, War in Sicily 1943.
At the outbreak of war, the most obvious difference, at least to those in Allied nations, was that the Russians were on the Anglo-American side while the Italians were not.
Fascist activity of this kind ceased following the declaration of war, and indeed a number of Italian citizens active in such associations in the United States were arrested, to be interned for the duration of the war.
In one of the war's most astounding chapters, thousands of Italians were to surrender the islands, without a shot being fired, on 11 and 12 June, a month before the main Allied invasion force landed at Sicily.
www.bestofsicily.com /ww2.htm   (6871 words)

  
 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - 2nd world war
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My Great grand father fought the first world war and my grand father was sent in a "working camp" during the second.
Most SS soldier and low ranked officer were not even aware of what was happening in the death camp, they were elite soldier brainwashed to fight and die for their country, like most elite soldier and most of the country.
www.enworld.org /showthread.php?t=99220   (3215 words)

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