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  World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world involving the great majority of the nations being fought simultaneously in several major and costing approximately 55.5 million lives (see below).
The war was fought mainly between 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.
The war also saw the re-emergence the United States from its isolationism the destruction and rebuilding of Germany Japan into major industrial powers the advent the atomic bomb and the emergence of the United and the Soviet Union as global superpowers.
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 World War II
World War II 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 tens of millions of lives.
Still others cite that World War I and World War II are actually one conflict, and that the peace of the 1920s and early 30s merely served as a "cease fire".
After the war, many high-ranking Germans 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.
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 WWII WORLD WAR TWO
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.
This 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.
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 World War II Encyclopedia Article @ Llanview.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A salute to World War II veterans was planned, and LouAnn Colyer, SKIL independent living coordinator, volunteered the services of her husband, who presents...
Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of over sixty million people, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.
This was partially due to doubts about the willingness of their populations to fight another war so soon after the huge death tolls of the first World War.
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 European Theatre of World War II - Avoo - Ask Us A Question - The European Theatre was an area of heavy fighting across ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
European Theatre of World War II The European Theatre was an area of heavy fighting across Europe, during World War II, from 1 September 1939 to 8 May 1945.
After Germany was defeated in World War I, the Treaty of Versailles placed punitive conditions on the country, including significant financial reparations, the loss of territory (some only temporarily), and war guilt clauses.
On 3 September 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany and British troops were sent to France, however neither French nor British troops gave any significant assistance to the Poles during the entire Invasion of Poland, and the German-French border, excepting the Saar Offensive, remained calm.
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 Wikinfo | World War II:Part 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In the Pacific, war was not formally declared between the belligerents until after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Midway was the turning-point of the naval war in the Pacific theatre.
After the war, many high-ranking Nazis and Japanese leaders were prosecuted for war crimes, as well as the mass murder of the Holocaust.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
World War I, the Western victors in the Second World War did not demand compensation from the defeated nations.
In the military sphere, World War II marked the coming of age of airpower, mostly at the expense of warships.
Korean War and in a number of African conflicts), after this victory the major powers relied upon small highly-trained and well-equipped militaries.
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 East African Campaign (World War II) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The East African Campaign refers to the battles fought between British Commonwealth forces and Italian Empire forces in Italian East Africa during World War II.
When Benito Mussolini joined the war against the Allies in 1940, Italian forces became a potential threat to British supply routes in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.
On January 24, the Commonwealth's Southern Force, comprised of the South African 1st Division and the 11th and 12th African Divisions (Nigerian and Ghanaian troops under British officers), commanded by Lieutenant General Alan Cunningham invaded Italian Somaliland, from Kenya capturing most of it by February 25.
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 World War II - Liberty - Themepark
World War II was the costliest war in history in terms of human lives.
The war began with the rise of Nazism in Germany and Fascism in Italy which resulted in Germany invading Poland on September 1, 1939.
During World War II he served as a war correspondent in Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific.
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 Memories of World War II
In the summer of 1995, the City of Littleton invited veterans of World War II and their families to a barbecue to commemorate the war's end 50 years before.
A Brief History of World War II Historians have said that World War II was the single most devastating event in all of human history--because of the number of people and nations and resources involved, from all of the continents of the world, in a terrible and unprecedented cataclysm.
Beginning of World War II World War II began in the mid-1930s with Japan's encroachment into China and Manchuria, Germany's penetration and occupation of the Sudetenland, and Italy's declaration of war on Ethiopia.
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 African campaigns of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Allied forces fought Axis forces, between 1940 and 1943, both on the African mainland and in nearby waters and islands.
Naval conflict was the first action near Africa, especially in the Battle of the Mediterranean (from 1940), and in the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean throughout the war.
The land battles occurred in the East African Campaign of 1940-41, the West African campaign of 1940, the North African Campaigns of 1940-43 and the Battle of Madagascar during 1942.
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 The North African Campaign Of World War II
Although Ultra is a much celebrated topic in literature on the Second World War, it is fair to say that its role was severely limited for several reasons in the North African theatre.
From the history of the Second World War it can be seen that intellignce was not always significant, but it did possess the continual, but unreached potential to be the decisive factor in battle, which can be seen at Alam Halfa and El Alamein.
The role of intelligence in the Second World War was supplementary; to add to the information known by Allied commanders, and any exaggeration of this role is misleading.
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 World War 2 Campaigns
For the researcher or professional reader, "The War at Sea" will be invaluable.
The same information may therefore be found in a number of related Summaries e.g.
"U-boats at War" in "Battle of the Atlantic"; "British Submarines" in "Royal Navy in the Mediterranean" etc.
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 Research and Creative Activities 2003
After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Barney (left) and Henry Old Coyote came home with a better understanding of the world beyond the reservation and the need to retain its culture.
And, the story of how Bauerle came to edit the book as a senior in college is also compelling.
They returned home with Silver Star medals and other decorations and with a better understanding of the world beyond the reservation in southern Montana.
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